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What is presbyopia?

What is presbyopia?

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. ...Read more

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What causes presbyopia?

What causes presbyopia?

Lens gets too stiff: So it can't focus light on the retina as objects get closer. ...Read more

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How is presbyopia treated?

Glasses: Presbyopia is simply farsightedness that comes with age as the lens of the eye hardens slightly and has more difficulty adjusting to near objects. Most often it is treated with corrective lenses. ...Read more

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Can presbyopia corrected ?

Can presbyopia corrected ?

Reading glasses : The only other alternative besides glasses is cataract surgery using a multifocal intraocular lens at the time of cataract removal. ...Read more

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What can cause presbyopia?

What can cause presbyopia?

Living over 40: This is a natural age related hardening of the lens of the eye. It cannot be prevented by any currently known method (just as grey hair cannot be prevented). Your ophthalmologist can help you with advice and devices to compensate. ...Read more

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What can correct presbyopia?

What can correct presbyopia?

Presbyopia : Presbyopia can be treated with glasses with a bifocal, contact lens monovision, multifocal contact lenses, monovision with lens implants, multifocal lens implants, lasik for monovision, and accommodative lens implants. Other methods are in development (such as presby-lasik, corneal stromal implants, femtosecond presbyopic treatments, etc. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose presbyopia?

How do you diagnose presbyopia?

Easy: First ask what is the age? If you are over 40 you either have or are getting presbyopia. If you currently don't need glasses or have glasses that correct your distant vision ok, then note that the near vision is getting difficult and the older you are over 40, the harder it will be. Your ophthalmologist will recommend what you need to compensate for this. ...Read more

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What are the signs of presbyopia?

What are the signs of presbyopia?

Near vision loss: Presbyopia is a natural development in the early 40's in which you loss the ability to focus at near. It is commonly described as the period in which your arms are not long enough due to the fact that the near focus drifts away. It is painless and unavoidable. Your ophthalmologist can recommend measures to compensate. ...Read more

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What increases risk for presbyopia?

Depends on age: Presbyopia is due to the natural hardening of the lens of the eye which causes it to lose the ability to adjust focus for near. The only "risk" is living past the age of 40 and it is unavoidable. ...Read more

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Is there a common name for presbyopia?

Is there a common name for presbyopia?

Old eyes!: It is an aging change. Some people call it shortsightedness, but it just means loss of ability to focus at near. ...Read more

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