Senopia | definition of senopia by Medical dictionary
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improvement of vision, especially near vision, in the aged
, a sign of developing cataract
; called also gerontopia
senopia /se·no·pia/ (se-no´pe-ah) an apparent decrease in presbyopia in the elderly, which is related to the development of nuclear sclerosis and resultant myopia.
Improvement of near vision sometimes occurring in the aged because of swelling of the crystalline lens in incipient cataract.
Etymology: L, senex, old man, opsis, vision
an improvement in the near vision of the aged caused by the myopia associated with increasing lenticular nuclear sclerosis. This type of sclerosis commonly leads to the development of nuclear cataracts. Also called genontopia, second sight
senopia An acquired form of MYOPIA, occurring in the elderly, that may allow reading without glasses. Senopia is due to an increase in the refractive index of the crystalline lenses in incipient CATARACT. Also known as index myopia.