In hyperopia, light rays focus behind the retina, so that nearby objects appear clouded. The causes are either a shorter than normal eye or poor focusing power.

A modest amount of hyperopia is normal in children and does not require correction. On the other hand, high hyperopia may require optical correction, especially if associated with strabismus (accommodative esotropia).

Farsightedness usually subsides with the onset of adolescence.

The correction involves the use of glasses or contact lenses. Again, after stabilization, surgical treatment with an excimer laser can be considered.

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