- a fatigue or tiring of the eyes, usually characterized by discomfort, dimness of vision, and headache, caused by overuse of the visual organs, dysfunction of the ocular muscles, and incorrect refraction.
Origin of asthenopia
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Examples from the Web for asthenopia
Asthenopia, which occurs in children in connection with hypermetropia, is nearly always accompanied by defective vision.
Despite all reasons then for the supposition the asthenopia was certainly not of a muscular nature.
The only drawback to her perfect use of all her functions lay in asthenopia, which lasted nearly a year after she left my care.Fat and Blood
S. Weir Mitchell
- a technical name for eyestrain
C19: from New Latin, from Greek asthenēs weak (from a- 1 + sthenos strength) + ōps eye
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