asthenopia
Subjective symptoms of ocular fatigue, discomfort, lacrimation, and headaches arising from use of the eyes. SYN: eyestrain. [G. astheneia, weakness, + ops, eye]
- accommodative a. a. due to errors of refraction and excessive contraction of the ciliary muscle.
- muscular a. a. due to imbalance of the extrinsic ocular muscles.

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as·the·no·pia .as-thə-'nō-pē-ə n weakness or rapid fatigue of the eyes often accompanied by pain and headache
as·the·no·pic -'näp-ik, -'nō-pik adj

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n.

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as·the·no·pia (as″thə-noґpe-ə) [asthen- + -opia] weakness or easy fatigue of the visual organs, attended by pain in the eyes, headache, dimness of vision, etc. Previously a diagnostic term; now used mainly as a descriptive term. asthenopic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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