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Help is at [head / hand] for people whose vision is [worsening / worsen] . An American pharmaceutical company called Allergan has developed eye drops that can [treat / threat] an eye condition called presbyopia. This is when people's close-up vision starts getting [burred / blurred] . It usually starts when people get into their 40s. It [effects / affects] over a billion people around the [global / globe] . About 16 per cent of these cannot [affront / afford] eyeglasses or access to eye surgery. The new eye drops are called Vuity. Allergan called them "an innovative new [description / prescription] eye drop". It said Vuity is "the first and only FDA-approved eye drop to treat age-related Blurry Near Vision (presbyopia) [in / on] adults". It added they "may help patients with presbyopia see [up / down] close".

Presbyopia means it is [difficult / difficulty] to see things clearly up close. Sufferers need glasses or have to make the text [in / on] phone and computer screens bigger. On its website, Allergan [stated / started] that its eye drops could help people see three lines on an eye chart that would [normally / normality] be blurred. It wrote: "[In / On] clinical studies where patients received one drop of Vuity in [each / every] eye once daily, this was measured [by / of] the proportion of patients achieving a 3-line [grain / gain] or more reading a near-vision eye chart." The drops work by reducing the eye's [pulp / pupil] size. This helps people to focus on text and objects that are near them. A user who tested the eye drops said they helped him see smaller letters [in / on] focus.

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