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Can astigmatism have any complications?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Astigmatism that is different in the two eyes can cause amblyopia, or a lazy eye. This condition especially affects children. One eye is being used more by the brain, which causes this eye to be stronger than the other. This is the most serious complication associated with astigmatism.

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