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long

(Delayed), adjective continued, day after day, dilatory, dragged out, drawn out, endless, enduring, eternal, forever and a day, hour after hour, interminable, long drawn-out, marathon, overlong, perpetual, protracted, sustained delay, unending delay, without end
Foreign phrases: Longa possession jus parit.Long possessions begets what is right.

long

(Lengthy), adjective boundless, broad, day after day, deep, distant, elongate, elongated, enduring, eternal, expanded, expansive, extended, extensive, faraway, far-off, far-reaching, far-seeing, forever and a day, great, hour after hour, interminable, large, lengthened, limitless, lofty, outstretched, perpetual, remote, spread out, stretched out, stretching, sustained, unending, widespread, without end
Associated concepts: long arm of the law, long term
See also: prolix, protracted, sesquipedalian
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While surgical treatment for shortsightedness - myopia - has been available for more than a decade, when Bonnie tried to discover if there was a similar procedure that might benefit her long-sightedness, she found nothing - despite having an estimated pounds 25m fortune.
If the lens was implanted earlier, people would not have to suffer long-sightedness or develop cataracts, and would not have to have an operation in old age when there might be other health complications.
It is estimated that more than half of the Greek population, that is to say more than 5 million, are in need of eye correction, while almost all people after the age of 40 have long-sightedness problems as well as hypermetropia.
Last year in the UK up to 20,000 people had short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism corrected by lasers.
With long-sightedness what happens is that, as a natural process, you lose the ability to change the shape of the lens inside the eye and the eye's auto-focus system goes a bit haywire.
I controlled my long-sightedness with the aid of one contact lens in my right eye for reading and close work whilst my dominant left eye sorted out distance for me, a sort of mono-vision.
Dr Syamnath Somanath, ophthalmologist at Al Noor Polyclinic, Dubai, said: "Common vision problems in children are short-sightedness [myopia], long-sightedness [hyperopia], squint, and astigmatism [blurred or distorted vision].
The main cause of presbyopia is related to age and is different from astigmatism, short-sightedness and long-sightedness.