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What is Amblyopia?


Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye" affects approximately 2 to 3 out of every 100 children. With this condition, vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. The eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally because the brain is favoring the other eye.

Unless it is treated in early childhood, amblyopia usually persists into adulthood. It is the most common cause of monocular (one eye) visual impairment among children and young and middle-aged adults.