- dimness of sight, without apparent organic defect.
Origin of amblyopia
1700–10; < New Latin < Greek amblyōpía, equivalent to amblý(s) dull + -ōpiā -opia
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Leber has recently joined those cases which are described as blindness through blepharospasm, to amblyopia from disuse.
After this digression let us turn again to amblyopia from disuse, and to the last trump which is played for it.
The occurrence of amblyopia as a result of non-use has been deductively constructed and is not inductively proved by observation.
There is thus caused a symmetrical weakening of vision (amblyopia) in the opposite fields.
They are often preceded by strabismus, with or without ptosis; the strabismus, is usually accompanied by amblyopia.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it
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- impaired vision with no discernible damage to the eye or optic nerve
C18: New Latin, from Greek ambluōpia, from amblus dull, dim + ōps eye
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Word Origin and History for amblyopia
1706, "weakening of the eyesight," medical Latin, from Greek amblyopia "dim-sightedness," noun of action from amblys "dulled, blunt" + ops "eye" (see eye (n.)). Related: Amblyopic.
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- Dimness of vision, especially when occurring in one eye without apparent physical defect or disease.lazy eye
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