Recent Examples of presbyopia from the Web
Just as presbyopia is no longer a major problem — thanks to eye glasses — many physical impairments of old age will cease being disabilities with the use of technology.
For the graying set that thinks these glasses are more Thomas Dolby than Harry Potter, reading anything is more difficult, because of presbyopia, the gradual inability of the eye to focus due to age.
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Origin and Etymology of presbyopia
New Latin, from Greek presbys old man + New Latin -opia
First Known Use: 1767See Words from the same year
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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