2. Cornea plana
Cornea plana is another eye condition that could lead to hyperopia. You’re like wondering what the term even means seeing as it sounds more like a foreign soap opera than a medical condition. Well, as we established earlier, the cornea is the part of your eye that focuses images onto the retina. In normal eyes, it’s dome-shaped and thus is able to focus light properly. There are some cases, however, where the cornea is flat rather than dome-shaped. This is referred to as cornea plana.
Cases of cornea plana can be treated, but the overall effectiveness of the treatment will depend on how early the issue was detected. There are some cases where the patient’s flat cornea was detected too late and thus deemed untreatable or too risky to be worth treating. Flat corneas aren’t all too common, but if you have one then it could lead to hyperopia, thus periodic eye checks are essential.