Presbyopia meaning

prĕz'bē-ō'pē-ə, prĕs'-
Inability of the eye to focus sharply on nearby objects, resulting from loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with advancing age.
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Inability of the eye to focus sharply on nearby objects, resulting from loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with advancing age.
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A form of farsightedness occurring after middle age, caused by a diminished elasticity of the crystalline lens.
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Origin of presbyopia

  • New Latin Greek presbus old man per1 in Indo-European roots –opia
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek πρέσβυς (presbys, “old man"), and New Latin -opia (“vision problem"), from Ancient Greek ὤψ (ōps, “eye").
    From Wiktionary