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How does amblyopia affect children differently than adults?

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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How many people suffer from amblyopia?
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Amblyopia is a very common childhood condition, which normally continues into adulthood when not tre...
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Can amblyopia be prevented?
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Regular eye exams may prevent amblyopia, or lazy eye. Amblyopia can be caused by a number of other e...
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Why is amblyopia also called lazy eye?
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Amblyopia received its lazy eye nickname because of a common symptom of the eye condition. When affe...
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What Are Some Basic Facts About Children's Eye Health?
What Are Some Basic Facts About Children's Eye Health?

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