Thursday, August 6, 2009


Presbyopia meaning "old person" describes the state where the eye exhibits an increasingly diminished capability to focus on near objects with age.

Symptoms of Presbyopia –

Most people start having trouble reading fine print, above all in low light conditions, eyestrain when reading for long periods, blur at near or temporarily blurred vision when transitioning between viewing distances. Many advanced presbyopes complain that their arms have become "too short" to hold reading material at a comfortable distance.

Presbyopia is an indication caused by the natural course of aging. It is usually first noticed between the ages of 40-50. The ability to focus on near objects declines all through life. A delayed onset of seeking correction for presbyopia has been found among those with certain professions and those with miotic pupils. In particular, farmers and housewives search for improvement afterward, while service workers and construction workers try to find eyesight correction earlier.

Presbyopia is the diminished ability of the eye to focus on near objects. It usually develops after the age of 40 and is a normal part of the aging process. Reading glasses are the normal treatment for presbyopia although surgery is becoming an increasingly more common option.

Treatment of Presbyopia –

The loss of focusing ability can be compensated for by corrective lenses including eyeglasses or contact lenses. As the ability to change focus worsens, the prescription needs to be altered so. Surgery can be performed to fix the problem. The procedure is similiar to cataracts surgery. A benefit to the procedure is that one never develops a cataract.

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