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Does amblyopia affect adults?

Usually adults are affected by amblyopia because it developed during their childhood and was either untreated or unsuccessfully treated. When amblyopia is untreated by a certain age, it becomes harder to correct. Vision loss can become irreversible with time. That's one of many reasons children need regular check-ups.

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Can amplyopia reoccur after corrective surgery?
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