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presbyopia

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noun pres·by·o·pia \ˌprez-bē-ˈō-pē-ə, ˌpres-\

Definition of presbyopia

  1. :  a visual condition which becomes apparent especially in middle age and in which loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye causes defective accommodation and inability to focus sharply for near vision

presbyopic

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Origin and Etymology of presbyopia

New Latin, from GK presbys old man + New Latin -opia


First Known Use: 1793

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presbyopia

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noun pres·by·opia \ˌprez-bē-ˈō-pē-ə, ˌpres-\

Medical Definition of presbyopia

  1. :  a visual condition which becomes apparent especially in middle age and in which loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye causes defective accommodation and inability to focus sharply for near vision




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