suppression amblyopia

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.

sup·pres·sion am·bly·o·pi·a

(sŭ-presh'ŭn am'blē-ō'pē-ă)
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 cases can be reversed if appropriately treated in patients younger than 12 years old; condition may improve with better results in patients who are younger at onset of therapy.