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 (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.

[New Latin : Greek presbus, old man; see per in Indo-European roots + -opia.]

pres′by·op′ic (-ŏp′ĭk, -ō′pĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly


adj présbita or présbite
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This way, we can show our expertise, justify our fees and better help our presbyopic patients--one of the few areas in our field in which we often cannot provide satisfying solutions to patients.
Figure 1: Bar chart showing clinical presentation of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension Clinical presentation Group I (LTFC) Group II (LTFuC) Total Painless 14 16 30 diminution of vision Coloured 2 1 3 haloes around eyes Frequent 1 0 1 change in presbyopic glasses Pain in the 2 1 3 eyes Itching 1 2 3 Eye strain 3 5 8 Watering 3 2 5 Scotomas 2 2 4 Headache 2 3 5 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Additionally, for presbyopic patients with cataracts, the FDA has approved new implantable lenses that not only replace the cloudy lens, but also correct presbyopia.
In the first procedure, dubbed PEARL for PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule, the laser makes a small cut in the eye's cornea; then a slice of corneal tissue, called a lenticule, is removed through the cut.
The unique approach of optimizing an optical design based upon the natural variation that occurs in pupil size across age and refractive error is novel and is addressing a significant unmet need for the presbyopic population.
You can add terrain shading under the aero data, turn off private airports or airspace lines or increase the size of labels for presbyopic eyes.
Typically, the peripheral vision is affected first, so that the patient may be asymptomatic until late in the disease or non-specific symptoms like headache and frequent changes of presbyopic correction, reduced visual acuity.
If we use the term 'refractive surgery' however, we can also include other ways to help you get rid of glasses (near and distance) with the options of KAMRA presbyopia inlay -- it is a safe, proven and lasting solution to correct presbyopia and restore your everyday near vision, ICL (implantable contact lens) and Toric ICL, multifocal IOL, trifocal IOL, and Crystalens accommodating IOL can be used for patients for whom the traditional laser methods are unsuitable or who are reaching the presbyopic age and cataract surgery may be looming -- my other surgical passion.
USPRwire, Wed Oct 14 2015] The myopic and presbyopic population in Hong Kong continued to rise at an alarming rate during the review period, and the city has the highest prevalence rate of myopia in the world.
Besides this, the rapidly ageing population will increase the presbyopic population substantially.
Effective 19 August 2015, Dr Holliday will lead the company's strategic initiative in building a research and development continuum incorporating its proprietary Collamer material and expanding into new areas of opportunity benefiting myopic, presbyopic and cataract vision care lenses and delivery systems.
Until this month, refractive surgeons had very little to offer their presbyopic patients.