What is hyperopia?
Hyperopia is a refractive error, where images are focused behind the retina, rather than on it, thus causing blurred vision mainly up close. Moreover, if it is associated with astigmatism, vision may be less clear at a distance as well.
Having shorter or smaller eyes than usual, as well as having a cornea that is too flat, can cause this vision problem. We must bear in mind that we are all farsighted at birth and that the eye also develops as we grow. Therefore, it is a very common refractive defect in childhood, although the eye will be farsighted throughout life (in approximately 10% of the population), if the eyeball grows less than necessary.
Especially in the event of high hyperopia, the risk of other associated eye diseases, such as strabismus or glaucoma, is higher. You should also take into account that some surgeries, such as cataract surgery, can be more complex due to the smaller size of the eye, hence it is important that they are performed by an expert ophthalmologist.