Cerebral Amblyopia

Cerebral amblyopia, more commonly known as amblyopia or lazy eye, is decreased vision in one eye due to the inability of the brain and eye to optimally work together. One eye becomes “lazy” in the sense that it depends on the other “superior” eye which also conditions the brain’s functioning. Individuals with amblyopia have problems with depth perception, binocular vision, visual acuity, and light and motion sensitivity. Usually, this impairment is due to one of the eyes being irregularly shaped, poorly aligned, and more near or far sighted. It is often treated through glasses or eye patches which train the amblyopic or lazy eye to be more independent.

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