lazy eye

noun

: amblyopia
also : an eye affected with amblyopia

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In amblyopic patients, the brain begins to turn off its connection to the lazy eye favoring the stronger one. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2021 In some children, lazy eye can be caused by a combination of these problems. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2021 Amblyopia -- also known as lazy eye -- is a childhood disorder where nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, so the brain favors one eye. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Amblyopia -- also known as lazy eye -- is a childhood disorder where nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, so the brain favors one eye. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Amblyopia -- also known as lazy eye -- is a childhood disorder where nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, so the brain favors one eye. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Amblyopia -- also known as lazy eye -- is a childhood disorder where nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, so the brain favors one eye. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Amblyopia -- also known as lazy eye -- is a childhood disorder where nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, so the brain favors one eye. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Amblyopia -- also known as lazy eye -- is a childhood disorder where nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, so the brain favors one eye. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lazy eye was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Lazy eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lazy%20eye. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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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