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What increases my risk for amblyopia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is believed to run in families. If you have it, your children are more likely to have it as well. The eye condition is also more common in those born prematurely, those with other vision impairments, and those with developmental delays.

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