amblyopia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amblyopia visual impairment without apparent organic pathology
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amblyopia (Med) Weakness of sight, without and opacity of the cornea, or of the interior of the eye; the first degree of amaurosis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amblyopia In pathology, dullness or obscurity of vision, without any apparent defect of the organs of sight: the first stage of amaurosis. Also amblyopy.
    • n amblyopia Failing sight, as distinguished from amaurosis or total blindness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amblyopia am-bli-ō′pi-a dullness of sight (see Amaurosis)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; blunt, dim + eye: cf. F. amblyopie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.—amblys, dull, ōps, eye.

Usage

In literature:

Photophobia, and even transient amblyopia, have been observed to follow small doses.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I have never seen a case of tobacco amblyopia in boyhood, but such a condition is not infrequent in adults.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
Blindness or tobacco amblyopia, a form of neuritis, is not an uncommon affection among smokers.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Amblyopia and some loss of hearing also occurred, as well as mental failure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
We can scarcely doubt that it is a case of congenital amblyopia if it happens in children.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
Thus the disturbance of vision ascribed to tobacco smoking is called tobacco amblyopia.
"Tobacco Leaves" by W. A. Brennan
They are often preceded by strabismus, with or without ptosis; the strabismus, is usually accompanied by amblyopia.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
Amblyopia, cataract, spots on the cornea.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
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In news:

Penalisation is an unpleasant neologism, used for defining methods of treating amblyopia that selectively fog the image of the sound normal eye instead of occluding that eye.
XPand 3D's Electronic Shutter Glasses Offer New Treatment for Amblyopia.
The common solution for treating children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, has been months of eye patching and the use of atropine drops, which has left many children untreated due to the long and demanding nature of the treatments.
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