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Is gender a risk factor for amblyopia?

Amblyopia can be caused by a number of factors, but gender does not appear to be one of them. Children most commonly developed this condition early in life if it runs in their family or they suffer from other developmental conditions. It is treatable.

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Why is amblyopia also called lazy eye?
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How many people suffer from amblyopia?
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Who is most at risk for amblyopia?
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What Are Some Basic Facts About Children's Eye Health?
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