Amblyopia is the medical term for when a person’s vision quality in an eye is reduced because the brain and eye aren’t working together. The eye may look normal, but it isn’t being used properly because the brain is prioritizing the other eye. This condition is also referred to as lazy eye
The most common cause of visual impairment among children is amblyopia. Two to three out of every 100 children are affected by lazy eye. And lazy eye persists into adulthood, unless it’s successfully treated. Amblyopia is also the most common cause of one eye (monocular) conditions among young and middle-aged adults.
If you are having any abnormal visual symptoms, you should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as it may be a symptom or sign of a serious illness or condition.