A common disorder manifesting in decreased vision in one or both eyes with no observable pathology or reason for reduced acuity. Ocular pathologies such as strabismus, high refractive error, anisometropia and so on may interfere with healthy cortical visual development. Amblyopia occurs during the critical period of visual development and is a significant cause of visual impairment in infancy or childhood. A breakdown in the brain-eye function accounts for stronger vision in one eye, causing the brain to depend on it as vision worsens in the amblyopic eye

Also Known As

  • Lazy Eye