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Amblyopia MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Amblyopia
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.055
C10.597.751.941.073
C11.966.073
C23.888.592.763.941.073
Unique ID
D000550
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000550
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Amblyopia, Developmental
Amblyopia, Stimulus Deprivation-Induced
Amblyopia, Suppression
Anisometropic Amblyopia
Lazy Eye
Stimulus Deprivation-Induced Amblyopia
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/19
Amblyopia Preferred
Lazy Eye Related
Anisometropic Amblyopia Narrower
Amblyopia, Developmental Narrower
Amblyopia, Suppression Narrower
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