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Is surgery necessary to treat amblyopia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

For certain cases of amblyopia (lazy eye) surgery may be a good treatment option. When cataracts or any condition that blocks light from entering the eye is the cause of amblyopia, surgery can help correct the vision impairment. When other factors are to blame, different treatment options may be more beneficial.

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