Presbyopia


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What causes presbyopia (blurred near vision)

In presbyopia, the lens thickens and loses its flexibility, and the eye cannot focus on a near object. Light entering the eye is focused (focal point) behind the retina instead of on the retina. This causes blurred vision.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

Current as ofMarch 3, 2017

Current as of: March 3, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology