Hyperopia is a violation of eye refraction (the degree of myopia or hyperopia), in which the rays from the subject in question do not converge and behind the retina. Because of this, objects are seen vaguely.
It was farsightedness that triggered the invention of glasses. For a long time, glasses were the only effective way to correct vision. But modern medicine has gone far ahead - today hyperopia is treated with a laser. In the Eye Clinic of Dr. Belikova, we use only advanced treatment methods that are safe for Patients.
Causes of farsightedness:
- Irregular shape of the eyeball - a shortened eyeball weakens the refractive power, which allows the rays of light to focus on the retina.
- Heredity Mechanical eye injuries
- Infectious diseases
- Age-related changes (lens dysfunction)
- Symptoms of farsightedness
- Fuzzy outlines of objects near
- Deteriorating visual acuity at a distance
- Frequent headaches
- Dizziness Rapid eye fatigue when reading books, working at a computer, using gadget
- Eye fatigue with any eye strain
- Strabismus in children
A common misconception regarding farsightedness is that a pronounced “plus” is an extremely poor near vision. But this is wrong: with active development, farsightedness worsens also distance vision.
Treatment of children's hyperopia
Hyperopia is a natural feature of children under 3-4 years old. Until this age, the eye still grows and forms, and after that - farsightedness disappears.
If vision does not return to normal, it is necessary to begin professional treatment. The treatment of hyperopia in children is carried out by hardware methods. Also, to correct hyperopia, the doctor may prescribe glasses with a special collecting effect or contact lenses. Sometimes, for medical reasons, even children undergo excimer laser correction of hyperopia in order to prevent strabismus and amblyopia.
Laser presbyopic correction
Laser ophthalmic surgery helps Patients from 18 to 45 years old with a weak and moderate degree of hyperopia and can forget about glasses and contact lenses.
Laser vision correction is painless and lasts no more than 15 minutes. The very next day, the patient feels a marked improvement in image clarity. Laser hyperopia treatment is currently considered the most effective.
Implantation of intraocular lenses
For patients with high degrees of hyperopia, doctors usually recommend surgery to replace the natural lens with intraocular lenses (IOLs) - artificial lenses that are as close as possible to natural lenses.
The difference between IOLs and contact lenses is that artificial lenses are implanted in the eye and become part of it, and are not worn daily on the cornea.
Thus, the patient receives good vision for two to three decades. The doctors of our clinic will select the most suitable treatment in your case after a comprehensive examination of your eyesight. We use the most modern equipment that allows you to diagnose and plan effective treatment with the highest level of accuracy.
Our head physician Elena I. Belikova is a doctor of medical sciences, professor, practicing ophthalmosurgeon with more than 30 years of experience in ophthalmology. Every year Elena I. performs thousands of operations in the clinic.