Diseases and Conditions

Amblyopia, Lazy Eye or Strabismus


Amblyopia, sometimes called lazy eye, is a condition that can affect almost anyone, but it is increasingly common in children. The eye suffers from reduced vision whenever the eye and brain cannot work together properly, and while the eye itself might appear normal, it is not being used correctly or the brain is favoring the other eye. Since the eye suffers from a lack of stimulation, eye development is impaired.

The National Eye Institute estimates that 3-percent of all children in the United States presently suffer from amblyopia, making it the most common visual impairment in a single eye among children and also middle-aged adults.

If you or a child you know is having trouble seeing through a single eye, or if you are curious to learn more about what causes lazy eye and what the treatment options are, you have come to the right place. Here is everything you need to know about lazy eye.