What causes lazy eye

What causes lazy eye?

Lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, is a vision condition characterized by reduced vision in one eye that appears otherwise normal. This condition arises due to an imbalance in the positioning of the two eyes, known as strabismus. Strabismus can lead to the brain not receiving visual signals from one eye for an extended period, resulting in amblyopia. Additionally, amblyopia may occur when there is inadequate visual processing in one eye to prevent double vision.

Causes of lazy eye

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, can be triggered by various factors that disrupt normal visual development or impair the proper use of the eyes. One primary cause is strabismus, an imbalance in the positioning of the two eyes. Strabismus can manifest as inward crossing of the eyes (esotropia) or outward turning of the eyes (exotropia). This misalignment can lead to amblyopia if left untreated.

Causes of lazy eye

Sometimes amblyopia is caused when one eye is more nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic than the other eye. Occasionally, amblyopia is caused by other eye conditions such as cataract.