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What Can Happen to My Eyesight After I Turn 40?

In this video, ophthalmologist David Demartini, MD, describes the serious effect that aging can have on a person’s eyes, and discusses the vision changes many patients experience after age 40.

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When a patient turns 40, they notice their eyes change. Even patients that have been lucky enough, to have perfect vision up till age
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40, they get into a problem we call presbyopia. Presby meaning
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dealing with age, and opia meaning the eye. So, they get aging eye. When one gets presbyopia, one can't focus up close like one
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used to, when they were younger in the ages of 10, 15, 20, 30 years old. One could always put anything right in front them,
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they could read that perfectly. But as one gets older, that focusing point starts to get further, and further away. And
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we all have to go through that. So usually that means the onset of reading glasses, or they find out they have astigmatism and presbyopia, and they'll

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