lazy eye

noun

: amblyopia
also : an eye affected with amblyopia

Examples of lazy eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Untreated hyperopia can lead to the development of a lazy eye (amblyopia) or additional vision loss. Kelly Burch, Verywell Health, 11 July 2024 Leave a comment View Comments Failing to address eye misalignment, or to provide glasses for a child who needs them, may lead to abnormal visual development or amblyopia, which is a weak, lazy eye. Benjamin Botsford, CNN, 10 June 2024 It's usually done during childhood for conditions like lazy eye, but sometimes adults need this type of surgery, too. Troy Bedinghaus, Od, Verywell Health, 1 June 2024 Failing to address eye misalignment, or to provide glasses for a child who needs them, may lead to abnormal visual development or amblyopia, which is a weak, lazy eye. Benjamin Botsford, The Conversation, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for lazy eye 

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lazy eye was in 1939

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“Lazy eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lazy%20eye. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

lazy eye

noun
: amblyopia
also : an eye affected with amblyopia

Medical Definition

lazy eye

noun
la·​zy eye ˈlā-zē- How to pronounce lazy eye (audio)
: amblyopia
also : an eye affected with amblyopia

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