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How does amblyopia affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, generally develops in childhood. When caught before the age of 17, treatment proves to be more successful. If not treated, the condition usually continues through adulthood and may be irreversible. For both children and adults, amblyopia refers to decreased vision in one eye because the brain favors the other.

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