from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Weakness or fatigue of the eyes, usually accompanied by headache and dimming of vision.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ophthalmological condition that manifests itself through nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, red eyes, eye strain, pain in or around the eyes, blurred vision, headache and occasional double vision.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Weakness of sight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Weakness of the eyes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
The asthenopia which is almost constantly seen in such cases added to her trials, because reading had to be abandoned, and so at last, despite unusual vigor of character, she gave way to utter despair, and became at times emotional and morbid in her views of life.
He is inclined to think that the effects of masturbation have been exaggerated, but he believes that it may produce such for the most part trivial complaints as photopsisæ, muscsæ, muscular asthenopia, possibly blepharospasm, and perhaps conjunctivitis.
Vague neuralgic aches in the limbs, with constant weariness, asthenopia, anæmia, loss of appetite, and loss of flesh, followed.
Then came an increasing asthenopia, with evening headaches, until her temper changed and became capricious and irritable.
When there is no asthenopia I usually think well of the general chance of recovery; but in no case of feeble vision do I omit at some period of the treatment to have the optical apparatus of the eye looked at with care, because pure asthenopia, apart from all optical defects, is a somewhat rare symptom.
The only drawback to her perfect use of all her functions lay in asthenopia, which lasted nearly a year after she left my care.
For them, as for the whole class, the pleasures of life are limited by this perpetual weariness and by the asthenopia which they rarely escape, and which, by preventing them from reading, leaves them free to study day after day their accumulating aches and distresses.