amblyopia

noun
am·​bly·​opia | \ ˌam-blē-ˈō-pē-ə How to pronounce amblyopia (audio) \

Definition of amblyopia

: reduced vision typically in one eye that results from the brain suppressing input from the affected eye due to unequal visual signals from each eye (as from strabismus or anisometropia) leading to poor development of visual acuity in the affected eye Sometimes the misalignment produces double vision. In such cases the brain's solution is to suppress the input from one eye. Eventually this input will wither, and the vision from that eye will become permanently poor—a condition called amblyopia— Margaret S. Livingstone et al.

called also lazy eye

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Other Words from amblyopia

amblyopic \ ˌam-​blē-​ˈō-​pik How to pronounce amblyopia (audio) , -​ˈä-​pik \ adjective

Examples of amblyopia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right wing Mike Gartner set an NHL record for most 30-goal seasons (17) and scored 708 goals in a Hall of Fame career while concealing he had been born with amblyopia in his right eye. Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021 Since doing so, hundreds of parents of children with amblyopia have reached out to Truffles on Instagram with emotional words of gratitude. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Since doing so, hundreds of parents of children with amblyopia have reached out to Truffles on Instagram with emotional words of gratitude. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Since doing so, hundreds of parents of children with amblyopia have reached out to Truffles on Instagram with emotional words of gratitude. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Since doing so, hundreds of parents of children with amblyopia have reached out to Truffles on Instagram with emotional words of gratitude. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Since doing so, hundreds of parents of children with amblyopia have reached out to Truffles on Instagram with emotional words of gratitude. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Since doing so, hundreds of parents of children with amblyopia have reached out to Truffles on Instagram with emotional words of gratitude. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Since doing so, hundreds of parents of children with amblyopia have reached out to Truffles on Instagram with emotional words of gratitude. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 17 July 2021

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First Known Use of amblyopia

circa 1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amblyopia

New Latin, from Greek amblyōpia, from amblys blunt, dull + -ōpia -opia — more at mollify

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The first known use of amblyopia was circa 1587

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17 Oct 2021

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“Amblyopia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amblyopia. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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amblyopia

noun
am·​bly·​opia | \ ˌam-blē-ˈō-pē-ə How to pronounce amblyopia (audio) \

Medical Definition of amblyopia

: reduced vision typically in one eye that results from the brain suppressing input from the affected eye due to unequal visual signals from each eye (as from strabismus or anisometropia) leading to poor development of visual acuity in the affected eye Sometimes the misalignment produces double vision. In such cases the brain's solution is to suppress the input from one eye. Eventually this input will wither, and the vision from that eye will become permanently poor—a condition called amblyopia— Margaret S. Livingstone et al.

called also lazy eye, lazy-eye blindness

Other Words from amblyopia

amblyopic \ -​ˈō-​pik How to pronounce amblyopia (audio) , -​ˈäp-​ik How to pronounce amblyopia (audio) \ adjective

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