lazy eye

noun

Definition of lazy eye 

: amblyopia also : an eye affected with amblyopia

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Witnesses identified Johnson in part because of a lazy eye, court records say. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Death-penalty trial begins for man accused of killing two in downtown Cleveland apartment," 10 Jan. 2018 As boys, Kellman and Shafran shared the same vision problem: Amblyopia, a condition in which the brain and eye are out of sync, resulting in a lazy eye. Amy Kaufman, latimes.com, "The surreal, sad story behind the acclaimed new doc 'Three Identical Strangers'," 1 July 2018 Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is the most common visual impairment in US children. Chelsea Leu, WIRED, "How Science Is Solving Health Issues at All Stages of Life," 27 Mar. 2018 The headset, sensors, and controls that Kiehl and Vasilescu hope will allow children with Amblyopia (lazy eye) to receive corrective treatment while playing games in a virtual reality world. Chuck Gibson, Cincinnati.com, "'Young Innovators' research high-tech solutions to lazy eye," 31 Jan. 2018 Her mother Ally Parker says her daughter’s only major symptom was a lazy eye. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "The photo with her grieving grandfather went viral. Now the little girl has died," 18 Jan. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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lazy eye

noun
la·​zy eye | \ˈlā-zē- \

Medical Definition of lazy eye 

: amblyopia also : an eye affected with amblyopia

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