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Can presbyopia occur before middle age?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Presbyopia affects almost everyone from mid-40s to age 60. However, it sometimes occurs earlier. When this happens, it is usually for a reason. Diseases - diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart disease - can bring about early presbyopia. Drugs, including antidepressants, diuretics, antihistamines, and alcohol, can do the same.

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