Permanent loss of visual acuity in
an eye that has not received clear im-ages in the sensitive period of visual
development (up to age 7yrs). Most commonly due to squint, but may also develop
with refractive errors and cataracts.
Regular orthoptic monitoring with
ongoing correction of the refractive error in the ‘lazy’/weaker eye is
Correct refractive error: with glasses.
Eye patching: attempt to reverse amblyopia, by
covering the better eye to force the
‘lazy eye’ to work.