Pronunciation: (hī"pur-ō'pē-u), [key]
a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused behind the retina, distant objects being seen more distinctly than near ones; farsightedness (opposed to myopia). Also called hy•per•me•tro•pi•a Pronunciation: (hī"pur-mi-trō'pē-u). [key]
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