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Presbyopia

 

Presbyopia is the age related, gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on near objects.

Causes

  • Loss of flexibility in the lens

Symptoms

  • Difficulty in reading fine text
  • Holding reading material further than normal to read
  • Need for brighter light
  • Eyestrain after prolonged reading or close work
  • Headaches

Treatment
There is no cure for this condition but it can be managed efficiently with:

  • Reading glasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Refractive surgery
  • Lens implants

Prevention
There is no way to prevent presbyopia.