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Presbyopia

Presbyopia

Picture of normal vision compared to presbyopia

In presbyopia, the lens thickens and loses its flexibility, and the eye cannot focus on a near object. Light entering the eye is focused (focal point) behind the retina instead of on the retina. This causes blurred vision.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Last Revised June 13, 2011

Last Revised: June 13, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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