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How do medications treat amblyopia?

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, has a few treatment options but only one focuses on using medication. This option is an eye drop called atropine. After putting the drop in the stronger eye, it will cause the vision to blur slightly. This will trigger the brain to stop depending on the stronger eye and focus the neglected, or lazy, eye.

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How many people suffer from amblyopia?
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Can amplyopia reoccur after corrective surgery?
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It is possible for amblyopia and strabismus to recur after treatment.  Follow-up with your eye docto...
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Can my child catch a lazy eye (amblyopia) from another child?
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