asthenopia [as-thuh-noh-pee-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Ophthalmology.

  1. a fatigue or tiring of the eyes, usually characterized by discomfort, dimness of vision, and headache, caused by overuse of the visual organs, dysfunction of the ocular muscles, and incorrect refraction.

Origin of asthenopia Greek asthen(ḗs) frail (see asthenia) + -opia Related formsas·the·nop·ic [as-thuh-nop-ik] /ˌæs θəˈnɒp ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for asthenopia Historical Examples of asthenopia

  • Asthenopia, which occurs in children in connection with hypermetropia, is nearly always accompanied by defective vision.

    Schweigger on Squint

    C. Schweigger

  • Despite all reasons then for the supposition the asthenopia was certainly not of a muscular nature.

    Schweigger on Squint

    C. Schweigger

  • The only drawback to her perfect use of all her functions lay in asthenopia, which lasted nearly a year after she left my care.

    Fat and Blood

    S. Weir Mitchell

  • British Dictionary definitions for asthenopia asthenopia noun

    1. a technical name for eyestrain

    Derived Formsasthenopic (ˌæsθɪˈnɒpɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for asthenopia C19: from New Latin, from Greek asthenēs weak (from a- 1 + sthenos strength) + ōps eye asthenopia in Medicine asthenopia [ăs′thə-nō′pē-ə] n.

    1. eyestrain

    Related formsas′the•nop′ic (-nŏp′ĭk) adj.

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