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Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||22 of 2017|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||23 of 2017|
Changes from previous Instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 367.4
- ICD-10-AM Codes: H52.4
Presbyopia is the naturally occurring loss of the eyes' ability to focus actively on nearby objects. It occurs gradually with age and manifests in most people in their 40s.
Confirming the diagnosis
Diagnosis is made clinically by vision testing.
The relevant practitioner is an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
Conditions not covered by SOP
- Accomodation disorder*
- refractive error*
* another SOP applies
# non-SOP condition
Clinical onset is when the loss of ability to read or focus at close range becomes evident to the individual. This most commonly occurs in people aged 40 to 50.
The condition slowly progresses with age. There is no treatment that can alter the underlying course of the condition. Prescription lenses or magnifying lenses can alleviate the symptoms.