amblyopia ex anopsia


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sup·pres·sion am·bly·o·pi·a

suppression of the central vision in one eye when the images from the two eyes are so different that they cannot be fused into one. This may be due to: 1) faulty image formation (sensory amblyopia); 2) a large difference in refraction between the two eyes (anisometropic amblyopia); or 3) the two eyes, pointing in different directions (strabismic amblyopia). Most suppression amblyopia can be reversed if appropriately treated before age 6 years.

amblyopia ex anopsia

Amblyopia resulting from disuse. It usually occurs in one eye and is associated with convergent squint or very poor visual acuity.
See also: amblyopia