Advertisement

What are the symptoms of amblyopia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you experience poor vision, difficulty in perceiving depth, or an eye that moves away from its typical position, you might be showing symptoms of amblyopia. If you are concerned that your child has developed amblyopia and your child can't communicate visual problems to you, look for a tendency to cover one eye or squint when trying to focus. You may also notice that the eyes don't move together or do not appear to be looking in the same direction. Yet, not everyone who suffers from amblyopia will show symptoms.

Continue Learning about Lazy Eye

Is amblyopia serious?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, impairs vision as one eye is favored by the brain. The condition can be seri...
More Answers
How is a lazy eye (amblyopia) treated?
American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
To correct amblyopia, a child must be made to use the weak eye. This is usually done by covering or ...
More Answers
What is a lazy eye (amblyopia)?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Amblyopia is a condition that affects sight. You may have heard of it referred to as "lazy eye." Whe...
More Answers
Who is most at risk for amblyopia?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is most common in children. The condition it thought to run in families, but...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.