lazy eye


Definition of lazy eye

: amblyopia also : an eye affected with amblyopia

Examples of lazy eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their pediatrician, for example, suggested Quincy’s lazy eye or too little time spent lying on her stomach might explain her motor and sensory delays. Lydia Denworth, Science | AAAS, "Is gene therapy ready to treat some forms of autism?," 14 Oct. 2020 Those symptoms included numbness, depression, a worsening lazy eye, and difficulty speaking and moving her left leg. Juno Demelo, Glamour, "6 Celebrities Who Are Living With MS," 3 Aug. 2020 Damaged Senses Rewire Themselves The vision pioneers David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel, who discovered image processing in the visual cortex, repeated these experiments in animals and discovered the neural basis of the lazy eye. Quanta Magazine, "The Brain Reshapes Our Malleable Senses to Fit the World," 24 Mar. 2020 Police described the attacker as a white man in his 20s who has a lazy eye, sandy brown hair that was longer on top, and scruffy facial hair. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Man groped teenager after asking for hug, North Richland Hills police say," 19 Feb. 2020 Witnesses identified Johnson in part because of a lazy eye, court records say. Cory Shaffer,, "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,, "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,, "'Young Innovators' research high-tech solutions to lazy eye," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lazy eye

1939, in the meaning defined above

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lazy eye

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Medical Definition of lazy eye

: amblyopia also : an eye affected with amblyopia

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