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Is amblyopia serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, impairs vision as one eye is favored by the brain. The condition can be serious. It often develops in childhood, so early diagnosis is very important. After the age of 17, the condition becomes harder to treat and vision loss may be permanent.

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