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Weakness or fatigue of the eyes, usually accompanied by headache and dimming of vision.

as′the·nop′ic (-nŏp′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) a technical name for eyestrain
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek asthenēs weak (from a-1 + sthenos strength) + ōps eye]
asthenopic adj
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Noun1.asthenopia - a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problemasthenopia - a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
fatigue, tiredness, weariness - temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work; "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue"; "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills"; "weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep"
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5A vertical prism disparity could lead to binocular disturbance, symptoms such as asthenopia, nausea, visual discomfort and motion sickness, and decrease stereopsis in some patients.
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Research has shown that BV problems are associated with a number of symptoms that can affect daily functioning including headaches, eye fatigue, asthenopia (eye strain), and reading problems [41-42].
During the consultations we hear frequent complaints of eye-strain, asthenopia, headaches, blurred distance and/or near vision, dry and irritated eyes, slow refocusing, neck and backache, photophobia, sensation of diplopia, light sensitivity, and double vision, but because of the lack of information, we overlooked them too easily, without going thoroughly into the real motives.
CVS symptoms reflect the current broad diagnosis of asthenopia (ICD-9, 368.
Another promising application of astaxanthin is the prevention of eye fatigue or asthenopia, particularly in people who work long hours viewing a computer screen.
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