Thu February 07, 2013 By:

What is presbyopia (old sisght)? Is this a combination of both short and long sightedness?

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Fri February 08, 2013

Presbyopia is the defect of eye in which a person cannot see further as well as nearer objects clearly. This defect of vision commonly occurs to old people because of the:
1. weakening of the ciliary muscles

2. reduction in the flexibility of the eye lens

This type of defect can be corrected by using bi-focal lenses. A bifocal lens consists of both convex lens (to correct hypermetropia) and concave lens (to correct myopia).

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