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How does amblyopia affect the body?

Amblyopia is a condition that affects vision, a sense that develops as you grow. During vision development, your sight can be affected by a number of factors that keep your brain and eyes from communicating properly. If one of these factors interferes with the development of one eye differently than the other, it may trigger your brain to ignore the signal it's receiving from the affected eye. Ignoring that eye can become a habit for your brain, leading to amblyopia.

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