what is the difference between hypermetropia and presbyopia?

what is the difference between hypermetropia and presbyopia?


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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10335 Points
4 years ago
Presbyopiais an age-related condition that occurs when the lens inside the eye begins to harden and can no longer focus properly. This typically begins to develop in the mid-40s, though it eventually will happen to everyone. Since people with presbyopia cannot see nearby objects clearly, they tend to hold objects farther away to be able to focus better. This creates the need for bifocals or reading glasses. In addition to prescription eyewear, the doctors at EDOW also offer long-term treatment for presbyopia. This includes Monovision LASIK in younger patients who have not yet developed cataracts as well as mulitfocal introacular lenses (IOLs) for older patients who have begun suffering from cataracts.

Hyperopia, more commonly known as farsightedness, can be secondary to an abnormality of the lens or cornea. People with this condition can typically see distant objects clearly but struggle with focusing up-close. Just like presbyopia, hyperopia tends to develop over time as people age, though it can be inherited and occur in babies or young children. The condition can also progress to the point where both close and distant objects are blurry. Hyperopia is usually treated with corrective eyewear, such as glasses or contact lenses. EDOW also offers more permanent treatment options, including LASIK, PRK, and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Vikas TU
14149 Points
4 years ago
Hypermetropia also referred to as Hyperopia is a refractive error in which faraway objects appear clear and normal than objects that are very close. Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eye's ability to focus on nearby objects as a natural part of the aging process. The object image is formed in front of the retina.

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