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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Summary

Description: A nonspecific term referring to impaired vision. Major subcategories include stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia and toxic amblyopia. Stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia is a developmental disorder of the visual cortex. A discrepancy between visual information received by the visual cortex from each eye results in abnormal cortical development. STRABISMUS and REFRACTIVE ERRORS may cause this condition. Toxic amblyopia is a disorder of the OPTIC NERVE which is associated with ALCOHOLISM, tobacco SMOKING, and other toxins and as an adverse effect of the use of some medications.

Also Known As: Lazy Eye; Suppression Amblyopia; Anisometropic Amblyopia; Amblyopia, Developmental; Amblyopia, Stimulus Deprivation-Induced Show All >>

Networked: 1021 relevant articles (90 outcomes, 115 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Amblyopia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Atropine (Hyoscyamine) : 15 outcomes 31 studies in 78 results : FDA 46 Generic
  2. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 6 outcomes 8 studies in 28 results : FDA 31 Generic
  3. Carbidopa (Lodosyn) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 13 results : FDA 29 Generic
  4. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 2 outcomes 18 studies in 183 results : IBA
  5. Cytidine Diphosphate Choline (Citicoline) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 7 results : IBA
  6. Steroids : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  7. salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  8. Dopamine Agonists (Dopamine Agonist) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  9. Cosmetics : 1 outcome in 23 results : IBA
  10. ROP : 1 outcome in 10 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Amblyopia

  1. Anisometropia
  2. Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  3. Strabismus (Squint)
  4. Refractive Errors (Refractive Error)
  5. Cataract (Cataracts)
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Key Therapies for Amblyopia

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  1. Eyeglasses (Spectacles) : 13 outcomes 10 studies in 58 results
  2. Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) : 11 outcomes 3 studies in 22 results
  3. Orthoptics (Orthoptic) : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 90 results
  4. Refractive Surgical Procedures : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 17 results
  5. Photorefractive Keratectomy : 4 outcomes 1 study in 17 results
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