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Medications for Presbyopia

Other names: Age-Related Blurry Near Vision

Presbyopia is commonly known as age-related blurry near vision. It is a progressive condition that usually begins around the age of 40, and affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population.

The lenses of the eyes become harder and less flexible with age. Presbyopia is caused when the lens of the eye can't change shape to focus light correctly on the retina, making it difficult to focus on near objects.

Symptoms of presbyopia include trouble seeing things up close, needing to hold reading materials farther away to focus on them, eye strain, and headache.

Treatment for presbyopia includes the use of glasses or contact lenses to help with reading.

Vuity (pilocarpine hydrochloride) is the first FDA-approved eye drop to treat presbyopia. It is a cholinergic muscarinic receptor agonist that works to improve near and intermediate visual acuity by contracting the iris sphincter muscle to constrict the pupil.

Note: There are currently no drugs listed for "Presbyopia".

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