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Hypermetropia surgery

Cirugía de hipermetropía
Hypermetropia is one of the most common eye disorders. Approximately 20% of people worldwide suffer from this visual condition, which means they cannot see distant objects clearly. However, they also need to make an effort to see nearby objects, which may appear blurry in some cases. Essentially, it is a visual focusing error that hinders object perception.

Hypermetropia is a refractive error in which light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina. However, in people with hyperopia, seeing objects at long distances involves a certain level of strain on the intraocular muscles to focus the image correctly on the retina.


  • Flat cornea.
  • Small eye.
  • Weak focusing.
  • Prolonged eye strain.


  • Blurred vision.
  • Difficulty seeing nearby objects.
  • Squinting to see objects more clearly.
  • Headaches.
  • In many cases, it can be asymptomatic.
  • Difficulty reading at a distance.
  • Eye strain, including burning eyes.


Hypermetropia can be diagnosed through a basic eye examination, including refraction assessment and an eye examination. This helps determine if the patient has vision problems such as Myopia, Hypermetropia, Astigmatism, or Presbyopia.


Traditionally, the management of keratoconus involved the use of contact lenses until the cornea deteriorated to a point where a corneal transplant was necessary. However, advancements in the treatment of keratoconus have brought about significant improvements for patients. Consequently, depending on the severity of the condition, the following treatment modalities are available:

Closer Look at Hypermetropia

When to Consult a Doctor?

If the degree of hypermetropia hinders your ability to perform tasks as desired or if it negatively affects your quality of life, it's essential to visit an eye specialist. They can determine the degree, prescribe treatment, and provide different options to correct the refractive error.

It is recommended to have diagnostic exams at least once a year to monitor your visual health. If you already wear glasses or contact lenses or have a condition that can affect your vision, it's best to see a medical professional regularly, such as every six months or even three times a year, depending on the recommendations from your last visit.

Treatment for Correcting Hypermetropia

Before any treatment, certain examinations must determine whether the patient is suitable. Therefore, at Bogotá Láser, our medical professionals provide a preliminary diagnosis to prevent degenerative diseases like hypermetropia from affecting your quality of life or that of your children.

Laser surgery for hypermetropia involves removing tissue from the cornea's periphery to make it more curved and focus light rays on the retina. Nowadays, laser refractive surgery allows the safe and permanent elimination of hypermetropia, relieving bothersome symptoms such as blurred vision and headaches.

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