Disease Information for Amblyopia

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Developmental milestones delayed
Nystagmus, Monocular
Anisocoria
Decreasing visual acuity
Decreasing visual acuity in Children
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Diplopia Double vision
Eye symptoms/signs
Unequal pupils
Vision Loss
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Amblyopia
Esotropia
Refractive problems/eye
Strabismus
Strabismus, convergent
Visual acuity loss
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Ophthalmology Specialty Population
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Ophthalmology disorders
CLASS/Eye involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Eyes/accessory (category)
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
Definition

A nonspecific term referring to impaired vision. Major subcategories include stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia and toxic amblyopia. Stimulus deprivation-induced amblopia is a developmental disorder of the visual cortex. A discrepancy between visual information received by the visual cortex from each eye results in abnormal cortical development. STRABISMUS and REFRACTIVE ERRORS may cause this condition. Toxic amblyopia is a disorder of the OPTIC NERVE which is associated with ALCOHOLISM, tobacco SMOKING, and other toxins and as an adverse effect of the use of some medications.

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