Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Dimness of vision, especially when occurring in one eye without apparent physical defect or disease.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Failing sight, as distinguished from amaurosis or total blindness.
  • noun In pathology, dullness or obscurity of vision, without any apparent defect of the organs of sight: the first stage of amaurosis. Also amblyopy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Weakness of sight, without and opacity of the cornea, or of the interior of the eye; the first degree of amaurosis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dimness or blurring of the eyesight due to a fault in transmission of signals to the brain from an otherwise healthy eye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun visual impairment without apparent organic pathology

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin amblyōpia, from Greek ambluōpiā, from ambluōpos, dim-sighted : amblus, dim; see mel- in Indo-European roots + ōps, ōp-, eye; see myopia.]

Examples

  • She is now taking her findings and meeting with other researchers in order to find treatments for amblyopia, which is a problem caused by poor transmission of the visual image to the brain.

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  • In the classic example, a condition called amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) can arise when balanced visual signals are not transmitted from each eye to the brain during a critical period for visual cortex development.

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  • For decades, vision specialists believed that a condition called amblyopia, or "lazy eye," must be t ...

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  • For decades, vision specialists believed that a condition called amblyopia, or "lazy eye," must be t ...

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  • Young children may suffer from a condition called amblyopia or "lazy eye," where one eye sees better than the other.

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  • The most common eye-related ailment in children is amblyopia, which is the name applied to all conditions where an imbalance exists between the two eyes.

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  • In the classic example, a condition called amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) can arise when balanced visual signals are not transmitted from each eye to the brain during a critical period for visual cortex development.

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  • In the classic example, a condition called amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) can arise when balanced visual signals are not transmitted from each eye to the brain during a critical period for visual cortex development.

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  • As a result of a an eye turn (strabismus) and a lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, Dr. Barry lost stereo vision as a child when her brain "turned off" the image it received from the lazy eye.

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  • Unless there is a family history of eye problems such as amblyopia - commonly called "lazy eye" where one eye hasn't learned to see - and strabismus - a deviation where the eyes don't line up properly or appear "cross-eyed" - most children only need an exam after birth with a pediatrician and a pre-school exam to carry them through to age 10, Anderson said.

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  • "There was also the remote but real danger of amblyopia, a strabismus-related condition in which one eye becomes so dominant that the other weakens or shuts down altogether." Seen here.

    April 7, 2009