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Medical Term:

presbyopia

Pronunciation: prez'be-o'pe-a

Definition: The physiologic loss of accommodation in the eyes in advancing age, said to begin when the near point has receded beyond 22 cm (9 inches).

[presby- + G. ops, eye]

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