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Can my child catch a lazy eye (amblyopia) from another child?

Amblyopia is a congenital, or developmental, issue not at all related to infection. Your child can congregate with rooms full of children who have lazy eyes and will not be affected in the least.

Amblyopia is a vision condition also referred to as lazy eye. It occurs when development between the brain and one of eyes doesn't go perfectly. The brain begins to rely more heavily on the other eye. It isn't contagious.

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