- farsightedness due to ciliary muscle weakness and loss of elasticity in the crystalline lens.
Origin of presbyopia
1785–95; < Greek presby- (combining form of présbys old, old man) + -opia
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Examples from the Web for presbyopia
- a progressively diminishing ability of the eye to focus, noticeable from middle to old age, caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens
C18: New Latin, from Greek presbus old man + ōps eye
Word Origin and History for presbyopia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Inability of the eye to focus sharply on nearby objects, resulting from loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with advancing age.
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