presbyopia


pres·by·o·pia

noun \ˌprez-bē-ˈō-pē-ə, ˌpres-\

Definition of PRESBYOPIA

:  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
pres·by·o·pic \-ˈō-pik, -ˈä-\ adjective or noun

Origin of PRESBYOPIA

New Latin, from GK presbys old man + New Latin -opia
First Known Use: 1793

Rhymes with PRESBYOPIA

pres·by·opia

noun \ˌprez-bē-ˈō-pē-ə, ˌpres-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRESBYOPIA

: 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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