Amblyopia also known as (Lazy eye) is reduced vision in one of the eyes due to abnormal visual development early in life. Amblyopia generally develops from birth to about the age of 7 years. It is the primary cause of decreased vision in one eye among children.

Signs & Symptoms:

  • An eye that wanders inward or outward
  • Eyes that appear to not work together
  • Poor depth perception
  • Squinting or shutting an eye
  • Head tilting


Lazy eye develops because of abnormal visual experience early in life that changes the nerve pathways between thin layers of tissue (retina) at the back of the eye and the brain. The weaker eye receives fewer visual signals. Eventually, the ability of the eyes to work together decreases and the brain suppresses or ignores inputs from the weaker eye.

For more information, contact your ophthalmologist