As you’ve likely noticed, doctors have a tendency to use complicated terms when explaining otherwise simple conditions. Hematuria is a great example of this phenomenon. While it may sound like a complex disease, it’s actually just the word medical professionals use to describe the presence of blood in the urine. Eye doctors — ophthalmologists — are no exception to this. Hyperopia is simply the term used to describe farsightedness.
It can be caused by cataracts, chemical burns, and a slew of other things. There are quite a few treatments that can either reduce the severity of the hyperopia or even resolve it entirely. That being said, a lot of them are more effective if you treat the problem early. Of course, early treatment requires equally early detection. Today we’re going to teach you about eight of the frequent symptoms so that you can catch hyperopia early.
1. Blurry vision for close objects
The most characteristic sign of hyperopia is blurriness that’s limited to objects that are close to you. Objects that are far away may also seem blurry, but far sharper than anything up close. This could be anything from faces to words and even numbers. This is due to the fact that your cornea isn’t properly focusing incoming light as it moves toward your retina.
There are quite a few treatments that can be used to combat the blurriness for close objects — though the exact method depends on the cause. If the cause of the hyperopia is an error in the cornea then a cornea transplant can be done to remedy the issue. If the blurriness you’re experiencing is a symptom of hyperopia that developed through diabetes then treating the underlying condition is usually the best option.