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Who is most at risk for amblyopia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is most common in children. The condition it thought to run in families, but may occur even if the parents did not have it. Those who suffer from other eye conditions are at higher risk as most conditions can lead to amblyopia. Those born premature or with other developmental delays may also be more likely to develop lazy eye.

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