Presbyopia: are my eyes getting weaker?

Fiona E. Cruickshank*, Leon N. Davies

*Corresponding author for this work

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Optometrists are well-versed in the clinical manifestations of presbyopia and the optical methods to ameliorate its impact on near vision. However, despite over a century of research exploring factors that lead to the decline in ocular accommodation, the exact aetiology of presbyopia remains elusive. It is perhaps for this reason why a successful method of either preventing or reversing the decline in accommodation with age remains out of reach. This article reviews the evidence underpinning our contemporary understanding of presbyopia by outlining the multifactorial nature of its progression with age.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationOptometry in Practice
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020


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