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Presbyopia

What causes presbyopia (blurred near vision)

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
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Last Revised June 11, 2013

Last Revised: June 11, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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