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improved near vision in the aged as a result of increased refractivity of the nucleus of the lens causing myopia.
Synonym(s): senile lenticular myopia
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sight(sit) [AS. sihth]
1. The power or faculty of seeing.
2. Range of sight.
The ability to see that occurs in persons who are blind because of a brain lesion rather than damage to the eye. It is manifested by their being able to reach for and track an object. These individuals apparently do not know they can see.
day sightNight blindness.
night sightDay blindness.
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Improvement of near vision in the elderly resulting from increased refraction of the nucleus of the crystalline lens. It often occurs in people with incipient cataract. Syn. gerontopia; senile lenticular myopia.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann