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Can amblyopia cause blindness?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia is a vision condition where vision is impaired usually in just one eye. Vision loss in the affected eye can be permanent if not diagnosed and treated early enough. While vision is worsened in the afflicted eye, the other eye will likely remain strong unless another vision condition is present.

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