What is Amblyopia ??

Amblyopia is also known as lazy eye. It is a disorder of the visual system that is characterized by poor or indistinct vision in an eye. The problem is caused by either no transmission or poor transmission of the visual image to the brain for a sustained period of dysfunction or during early childhood. It is otherwise physically normal, out of proportion to associated structural abnormalities. It has been estimated to affect 1–5% of the population.Detecting the condition in early childhood increases the chance of successful treatment. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye.”Lazy eye” is frequently used to refer to amblyopia because there is no “laziness” of either the eye or the amblyope involved in the condition.



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