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is there a common name for presbyopia

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Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Old eyes!: It is an aging change. Some people call it shortsightedness, but it just means loss of ability to focus at near.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Decrease near vision: Commonly people around ago 40 loss ability to focus at. Our natural crystalline lens before age 40 able to zoom far and close instantly. But after 4 ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Eye problem: A condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. Youmay need reading glasses.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Aging: Presbyopia is the loss of near reading ability due to loss of accommodation of your lens/lens zonules in your eye associated with aging requiring use ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Blindness it is.: Legally blind is vision not correctable to better than 20/200 in the better eye. Total blindness is complete lack of light perception - also known as ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
URI: We call it either the common cold or an upper respiratory infection (uri).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Speck
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Different kinds: Complete inability to see any light at all is usually called "no light perception" (nlp) vision. A person who can see no better than 20/200 with best ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No "cure": Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For ant ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Now there is: Asymmetrical longus legus syndrome (alls).
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Sleeping sickness: There are two types of african trypanosomiasis (also called sleeping sickness); each is named for the region of africa in which they were found histor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Common Cold: is a viral upper respiratory infection.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
33 years experience Radiology
See below: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Lou Gehrig's disease: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as lou gehrig's disease. Als is a progressive disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Polio: Polio is caused by a virus that damages the nervous system. The best "cure" is vaccination to prevent the disease. Once the infection is started, th ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
DKC1: The most famous of these is dyskeratosis congenita, in which the cells of the body that must constantly renew themselves eventually fail. Thankfully, ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Find cause first: There are many causes of er. These range from vascular, metabolic/hormonal, psychological as well as others. You may want to visit your primary care ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anisocoria: Difference in size of pupils is seen in 20% population, most are asymptomatic. If there is underlying neurologic problem to cause it, that needs to be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Laser vision correction cures myopia. Glasses and contacts lenses treat it.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, antibiotics: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycli ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Heart failure can be a result of systolic dysfnxn where the heart muscle is weak. It also can be due to diastolic dysfxn where the heart is is stiff a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Poliosis: In this congenital absence of melanin (color) in hair on head, eyebrows & eyelashes, there is no cure.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Serous retinopathy, also termed central serous maculopathy, is a condition of unknown origin which causes the central vessels to leak fluid, raising t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Speech therapy: Age of the patient? Yes , most cases can be helped with speech therapy did you see the movie the king's speech?!

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