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Can amblyopia cause blindness?

Yes, amblyopia can cause permanent blindness from one eye if the cause is not corrected early enough. Some of the causes of amblyopia include a malalignment of the eyes called strabismus, unequal refractive error in the eyes, or occlusion of vision from cataract. Keep in mind that amblyopia is a suppression of the brain's processing of faulty visual stimulus from one of the causes listed above.

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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