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Does amblyopia affect adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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