What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is a vision development disorder in which one eye is unable to clearly focus on an image, even with the aid of eyeglasses or contacts. Amblyopia is often characterized by: Blurry vision (usually only affecting one eye), Begins during infancy, Can become a bigger issue if not treated by age 6, Caused by other conditions that interfere with clear vision in either eyes (see list below), Brain will not process images from amblyopic (weak) eye...

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Lazy Eye: Amblyopia vs. Strabismus

“Lazy eye” is a term that gets tossed around lightly in regards to ocular misalignment. Both strabismus and amblyopia are considered “lazy eye.” However, this information is inaccurate. Strabismus, by definition, means ocular misalignment. Ocular misalignment is when both eyes do not look in the same direction, frequently referred to as...

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Causes for Strabismus: Cranial Nerve Palsy
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Causes for Strabismus: Cranial Nerve Palsy

“Palsy” simply means “paralysis.” Cranial Nerve Palsy is a condition in which one or more of the cranial nerves is damaged to the point of complete or partially paralyzation. What Causes Cranial Nerve Palsy? Cranial nerve palsy is due to partial or complete damage of a cranial nerve. These conditions may be genetic, due to trauma, demyelinating conditions, infections, as well as vascular diseases.

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What Causes Strabismus?
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What Causes Strabismus?

To break it down, strabismus can be caused by any condition affecting the muscles of the eyes, nervous system and brain. The following conditions are associated with or may cause strabismus: 1. GENETICS Family history is important in physical traits and disease inheritance. Strabismus inheritance is complex and may involve multi-gene mutations or patterns of inheritance leading to the condition. Stay tuned for an in-depth look at how genetics affect strabismus inheritance.

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Strabismus
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Strabismus

What is a Lazy Eye? Strabismus, or "lazy eye," is a condition where one eye looks directly at the object you are viewing, while the other is misaligned. Some characteristics…

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