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Definition of the noun amblyopia

What does amblyopia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amblyopias

  1. visual impairment without apparent organic pathology

Alternative definition of the noun amblyopia


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

Specialised definition of the noun amblyopia

Glossary of healthcare / ophthalmology

the loss of one eye's ability to see details caused by lack of use of that eye in early childhood; as a result, one eye becomes stronger

Phrases with amblyopia

  1. Hydrobiosella amblyopia
  2. Species Hydrobiosella Amblyopia

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Google previewCharacterization and Development of Biosystems and Biomaterials (2012)

by Andreas Öchsner, Lucas F. M. da Silva, Holm Altenbach

Amblyopia is the failure in the consolidation of visual acuity unilateral or bilateral due to a lack of stimuli or the presence...

Amblyopia is an uncorrectable decrease in vision with no apparent structural abnormality seen to explain it that in other ...

Google previewPractical Management of Pediatric Ocular Disorders and Strabismus (2016)

A Case-based Approach by Elias Traboulsi, Virginia Utz

Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that occurs due to de-correlated binocular input to the visual cortex, but the eye structure itself is normal. Amblyopia is the largest cause of monocular blindness in adults and the most common ...

Google previewThe Chemist-optician (1908)

A Survey of the Theory and Practice of Visual Optics, Especially with Reference to Sight-testing and Spectacle Fitting

Amblyopia is the name given to feebleness of vision from diminished nerve power. Constitutional debility, certain...

Tobacco amblyopia is a well— recognised disorder of the eyes caused by excessive use of tobacco. The sight is misty, and an ...

Google previewThe Public Health Journal (1917)

The optic nerve is caused to degenerate in such a way that indistinct vision, known as tobacco amblyopia, is the result. No doubt alcohol again could participate, but a pure nicotine amblyopia is a certainty. But if the optic nerve can be injured ...

Google previewTalking Health with Dr. Brian McDonough (1994)

by Brian P. McDonough

Amblyopia is a serious, but reversible, problem in children with strabismus. Amblyopia is the brain's method of preventing double vision. To alleviate the confusion of double vision, the brain selects the clearest image from one eye and ...

Google previewSurgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Strabismus Surgery (2011)

by Ashok Garg, Jorge L Alio

Definition Amblyopia is a unilateral or bilateral decrease of vision for which no obvious cause can be detected by the physical...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Amblyopia refers to a decrease in vision in one or both eyes in the presence of an otherwise normal ophthalmologic examination. The major types of...

Amblyopia is the leading cause of vision loss in children. It is also the cause of ...

Google previewPerceptual Development (1999)

Visual, Auditory, and Speech Perception in Infancy by Alan Slater

Amblyopia is the most common visual disorder of childhood, afflicting between 2 % and 5% of the world's population. There is a critical period during which the developing visual system is most at risk: although "amblyogenic" factors may arise ...

Google previewAdler's Physiology of the Eye (2011)

by Leonard A Levin, Siv F. E. Nilsson, James Ver Hoeve, Samuel Wu, Paul L. Kaufman, Albert Alm

Amblyopia is a developmental disorder of spatial vision usually associated with the presence of strabismus, anisometropia or form deprivation early in life (Box 33.4).79 Amblyopia is clinically important because, aside from refractive error, it is ...

Google previewNeurovision: Neural bases of binocular vision and coordination and their implications in visual training programs (2015)

by Olivier A. Coubard

UK Amblyopia is a cerebral visual impairment considered to derive from abnormal visual experience (e.g., strabismus,

Google previewThe 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014 (2013)

by Frank J. Domino, Robert A. Baldor, Jeremy Golding, Jill A. Grimes

DESCRIPTION r Amblyopia is a reduction in visual acuity as a result of abnormal visual development in the absence of a structural or pathologic abnormality of the eye; it cannot be corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses. r The abnormality ...

Google previewThe 5-Minute Clinical Consult Premium 2015 (2014)

by Frank J. Domino, Robert A. Baldor, Jeremy Golding, Jill A. Grimes

DESCRIPTION r Amblyopia is a reduction in visual acuity as a result of abnormal visual development in the absence of a structural or pathologic abnormality of the eye; it cannot be corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses. r The abnormality ...

Google previewOxford Handbook of Ophthalmology (2014)

by Alastair Denniston, Philip Murray

Amblyopia is a developmental defect of central visual processing, leading to reduced visual form sense. In essence, during the first 6y of life, our capacity for high-level vision is vulnerable. Anything less than perfect, balanced foveal images ...

Google previewMachinery of the Mind (2013)

Data, Theory, and Speculations About Higher Brain Function by JOHN

Amblyopia is the suppression of the function of one eye, originally because of unsurmountable differences between the two eyes. Apparently low vision in itself is not a cause of real malfunctioning because the achromat's vision does not show ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

For example, stimulus deprivation amblyopia is the preferred term in the UK, whereas image degradation amblyopia is favoured in the USA. Some synonyms also appear within a definition and are then given in brackets. Cross-references ...

Google previewConvergent Strabismus (2012)

by L.E. Evens

The term functional amblyopia is a pleonasm (14) but we still have to use the adjective “functional”, because in the ophthalmological literature (especially French literature) amblyopia is still used in general sense to indicate low visual acuity.

Google previewRehabilitation of Visual Disorders After Brain Injury (2010)

2nd Edition by Josef Zihl

Homonymous amblyopia refers to homonymous visual field defects, which are characterised by depressed light sensitivity and loss of colour and form vision in the affected homonymous field region. Detection of moving visual stimuli may be ...

Google previewThe Travels of a Happy Hooligan (2013)

The World War II Memories of Frank A. Smith, Jr. by Frank A. Smith, Jr.

The condition is called Amblyopia or Lazy Eye and it can be corrected to some degree, but usually the correction has to be done prior to age 14, in later years it was determined that the therapy had to be done before the age of four to have any ...

Google previewThe Ophthalmic Assistant (2017)

A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel by Harold A. Stein, Raymond M. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman

AMBLYOPIA. Amblyopia is a term for loss of vision in one or both eyes in which no organic pathologic condition is seen in the eyes or optic nerves. The incidence is approximately 2.5% of the population. Vision is reduced in the affected eye to ...

Google previewPerceptual-motor Behavior in Down Syndrome (2000)

by Daniel J. Weeks, Romeo Chua, Digby Elliott

Amblyopia refers to a condition of reduced eyesight despite optimal refractive correction in the absence of any overt pathology. Its etiology is well understood — cells within primary visual cortex (VI) require retinal stimulation in the earliest ...

Google previewStudies on the Cornea and Lens (2014)

by Mark A. Babizhayev, David Wan-Cheng Li, Anne Kasus-Jacobi, Lepša Žorić, Jorge L. Alió

Deprivational amblyopia is an important limitation to visual outcome. Some concern has been raised about the possibility of a higher complication rate following cataract surgery performed in the first 2 months of life. While it is well- known that ...

Google previewAdvanced Computational Intelligence Paradigms in Healthcare 6 (2011)

Virtual Reality in Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation, and Assessment by Sheryl Brahnam, Lakhmi C. Jain

Amblyopia is the term used to describe loss of vision which has occurred as a result of an interruption to the normal development of the visual system. Amblyopia is not correctable with glasses alone or surgery, although a refractive error (the ...

Google previewAt the Crossings: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2004)

by Robert J. Balkan, George S. Ellis, H. Sprague Eustis

Wright and Mehmet Cem Mocan Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Los Angeles, CA, USA Introduction Hypermetropic anisometropic amblyopia is a common form of ...

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