\səpɹˈɛʃən ˌamblɪˈə͡ʊpi͡əz], \səpɹˈɛʃən ˌamblɪˈəʊpiəz], \s_ə_p_ɹ_ˈɛ_ʃ_ə_n ˌa_m_b_l_ɪ__ˈəʊ_p_iə_z]\
Definitions of SUPPRESSION AMBLYOPIAS
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A nonspecific term referring to impaired vision. Major subcategories include stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia and toxic amblyopia. Stimulus deprivation-induced amblopia 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.
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