Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

Strabismus and amblyopia are not diseases but visual conditions that affect the function of a person's visual system (which is composed of the eyes, the brain, and the connections between the two.

What is Amblyopia?

If the brain suppresses the signals from one eye long enough, a condition called amblyopia results. Amblyopia is called lazy eye because one eye stops functioning properly. The eye-brain connection in the non-functioning eye is very poor and the brain ignores or surpresses most of its signals in order to make sense of what is seen.


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