Lazy eye (amblyopia)

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What is lazy eye (amblyopia)?

Amblyopia, also called 'lazy eye', is functional reduction in visual acuity of an eye caused by disuse during visual development at an early age. This is specifically due to the underdevelopment of the nerve pathway from the eye to the brain.

Common symptoms reported by people with lazy eye (amblyopia)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with lazy eye (amblyopia)

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pill Organizer)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with lazy eye (amblyopia), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with lazy eye (amblyopia)

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pill Organizer)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
blurry vision decreased appetite 8 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
vertigo
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with lazy eye (amblyopia), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has lazy eye (amblyopia) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 11
40s 3
50s 8
60s 1
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

76% Female
24% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 24
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from lazy eye (amblyopia) patients who have completed their condition history
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