strabismic amblyopia


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Related to strabismic amblyopia: lazy eye, strabismus, anisometropic amblyopia, Lazy eye syndrome

stra·bis·mic am·bly·o·pi·a

a suppression of central vision due to the two eyes, pointing in different directions. The two scenes cannot be fused into a single image, so, to avoid confusion, one of the images is suppressed.

strabismic amblyopia

Amblyopia secondary to malalignment of the eyes. In this condition the brain suppresses the visual image from the deviating eye to prevent double vision. About 50% of childhood amblyopia is strabismic.
See also: amblyopia
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Comparison between anisometropic and strabismic amblyopia using functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Evaluation of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in patients with anisometropic and strabismic amblyopia using optical coherence tomography.
Strabismic amblyopia and binocular sensory adaptations
If a child in the first few years of life develops a constant unilateral strabismus then they will probably develop strabismic amblyopia.
These two reasons together explain why most practitioners do not recommend treatment of strabismic amblyopia after about the age of eight years.
The main difference is that strabismic amblyopia should be treated before the age of about eight years, whilst anisometropic amblyopia can be treated at any age.
The first major difference is that, with orthotropic anisometropic amblyopia, stage 3 of the treatment for strabismic amblyopia that was outlined in Figure 3 is inappropriate, since full-time occlusion could cause the binocular vision to break down.