Long-sightedness - Hyperopia

Farsightedness is the visual disorder characterised by blurred near vision. Farsightedness, usually a congenital defect, is caused by a shortening of the eye.

Improvement of long-sightedness, incl. regular eye checks

Farsightedness, usually a congenital defect, is caused by a shortening of the eye. People who are farsighted can usually still see well in the distance, while objects in the near distance appear blurred. The opposite is true for short-sighted people: objects near appear sharp and those far away appear blurred.

Normal farsightedness can be caused by two different things: Axial hyperopia or refractive hyperopia. If the eyeball is actually shortened, this results in axial hyperopia, which restricts vision. If there is too little refractive power in the corneal vitreous body-eye lens system (optical apparatus), refractive hyperopia can occur. It is advisable for all sufferers to have their eyes checked regularly by an ophthalmologist.

Examples of farsightedness - hyperopia

Long-sightedness Without impairment

Objects that are very close to each other are intended for persons with Long-sightedness (also called hyperopia, hyperopia or hypermetropia) only blurred.

Treatment options for farsightedness

Treatment options:

Long-sightedness can be improved with different methods.

Spectacle lenses or contact lenses compensate for the defective vision.

In certain cases, farsightedness can even be cured with an operation. The aim is to enable the patient to see clearly without glasses.

If several methods are combined, farsightedness can often be treated well.

Operative correction of farsightedness

In the surgical therapy procedure, the cornea is permanently flattened with a laser.

The laser processes are called Photorefractive keratectomy PRK, LASIK or LASEK.

In the best case, the laser procedure can be used to cure myopia.

Long-sightedness can be corrected with the laser up to a strength of +4 diopters.

Laser procedures for short-sightedness and long-sightedness

There is an almost infinite range of eye laser procedures, which differ from each other to a greater or lesser extent. These can be divided into two main groups: the superficial and the deep procedures. The main difference is in the procedure and the target tissue layer. The most important and current procedures are the following:

Femto-LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)

Femto-LASIK is the most frequently performed laser treatment and life-style operation with the highest satisfaction in humans. Under local anaesthesia, a thin flap (approx. 0.1 mm thick) is first prepared on the surface of the cornea with the Femto-LASER. This takes about 25 seconds. The eye is kept open with a lid retractor (you cannot close the eye)....

Trans-PRK (transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy)

With trans-PRK (also called SmartSight), the correction is performed on the surface of the cornea under local anaesthesia and after an eyelid retractor holds the eye open, without contact or incisions. The epithelium (the cells on the surface of the cornea that are constantly regenerating) is also automatically removed by the LASER. Previously, these were removed manually by the surgeon (PRK method). Am...

Artificial lens implants: Correction of higher refractive errors

Apart from LASER treatments, correction of refractive errors is also possible very precisely with the implantation of phakic lenses in the eye, in addition to the patient's own lens (phakic lenses). These treatments have been carried out for 30 years and have been performed several million times. The worldwide trend towards implamtation is constantly increasing. Indications:- More severe refractive errors- Also for small corrections if...

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Dr. med.
Dominique Mustur

Owner, Medical Director, Ophthalmologist, incl. Ophthalmic Surgery - Specialist FMH Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery

Dr. med.
Myron Kynigopoulos

Ophthalmologist, incl. ophthalmic surgery - Specialist FMH Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery

Dr. med.
Selina Zamboni Zeltner

Ophthalmologist, incl. ophthalmic surgery - Specialist FMH Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery

Rachel Lichtenstein

Swiss certified optician, eye test and spectacle prescriptions

Cornelia Walker

Swiss certified optician, eye test and spectacle prescriptions

Gabriel Bishop

Swiss certified optician, eye test and spectacle prescriptions

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