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How do lazy eyes and crossed eyes differ?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
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In brief: Both generic

Both are laymen's term. Lazy eye and crossed eyes refers sometimes to strabismus, the medical term for any misalignment of the eyes (eyes not moving together).
Lazy eye is also used to describe amblyopia-an eye with diminished vision usually as a result of a strabismus disorder. People can have a form of strabismus with and without amblyopia. Amblyopia is rare without strabismus.

In brief: Both generic

Both are laymen's term. Lazy eye and crossed eyes refers sometimes to strabismus, the medical term for any misalignment of the eyes (eyes not moving together).
Lazy eye is also used to describe amblyopia-an eye with diminished vision usually as a result of a strabismus disorder. People can have a form of strabismus with and without amblyopia. Amblyopia is rare without strabismus.
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