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Reading Difficulty with Old Age Overview

Another name for Reading Difficulty with Old Age is Presbyopia.

What is presbyopia?
A person with presbyopia has difficulty focusing on near objects. Presbyopia is a normal process that starts in middle age, and then worsens with age. Presbyopia affects everyone over the age of 45.

What are the symptoms of presbyopia?
Symptoms that may occur with presbyopia include difficulty reading, eye strain, and mild headaches.

How does the doctor treat presbyopia?
Treatment for presbyopia includes corrective lenses. In some cases, LASIK surgery may be used to treat presbyopia.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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