Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision of one eye is reduced because it fails to work properly with the brain. It is the most common cause of visual impairment among children, affecting an estimated 2% to 5% of all children. Amblyopia is commonly referred to as "Lazy Eye".

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AAPOS: Amblyopia
Information from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus about Amblyopia and treatment options, including patching and surgery.
About Amblyopia. What is Lazy Eye?
Information for parents from an expert eye doctor. Discusses all treatment options, diagnosis and eye muscle surgery.
Alaska Blind Child Discovery
A research initiative in Alaska dedicated to amblyopia and other childhood vision disorders. Includes news about amblyopia research, vision screeners and information for parents and patients.
Amblyopia ("Lazy Eye") FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about amblyopia, or "lazy eye." Discusses the prevalence of amblyopia, detecting symptoms through pediatric vision screening and treatment options.
Amblyopia: What Is Lazy Eye?
Information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart site about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment for amblyopia.
American Family Physician: Amblyopia
Article from this peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical journal about amblyopia causes, screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Guidelines for automated preschool vision screening
Updated guidelines from pediatric ophthalmologists for automated preschool vision screening to detect amblyopia risk factors.
Instrument-Based Pediatric Vision Screening Policy Statement
A joint policy statement from medical professional societies describing the use of automated vision screening technology to screen for amblyopia risk factors in children.
Manatee Eye Clinic - Lazy Eyes and Crossed Eyes
Information about "lazy eye", strabismus, double vision, eye muscle surgery, and patching treatment by pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Scott Silverman.
National Eye Institute - Amblyopia Resource Guide
Provides patient information. Find out about causes, and treatments, research studies, and resources.
NHS Choices: Lazy Eye
Provides information on this condition, also known as amblyopia. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)
PEDIG is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multicenter clinical research in amblyopia and other childhood eye disorders.
USPTF: Screening for Visual Impairment in Children Ages 1 to 5 Years
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for visual impairment in children to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.

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