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what is the definition or description of: lazy eye?

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Dr. Jeffrey Davis
15 years experience Ophthalmology
See Below: A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly with the other eye.
Answered on Jan 2, 2013
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Amblyopia: Lazy eye is the layman's term for amblyopia or strabismus. One of the eyes is truly weaker and usually deviates in (toward the nose) or out (toward the ear)...And hence is "lazy.".
Answered on Oct 1, 2016
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