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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - How to prevent?

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - Causes and Risk Factors

What causes amblyopia?

The main causes of amblyopia are uncorrected high refractive error (astigmatism, hyperopia, myopia), large differences in refractive power between the two eyes, and / or squint (strabismus). A minority are due to conditions that obstruct vision, such as droopy eyelids and childhood cataracts.

What puts my child at risk of lazy eye (amblyopia)?

Your child is at a higher risk if he or she has:

  • High amounts of astigmatism, long-sightedness (hyperopia) or short-sightedness (myopia)
  • Large differences in spectacle power between the two eyes
  • Obstruction of vision by congenital defects such as droopy eyelid (ptosis), cataracts or other lesions in the eye
  • Strabismus or squints where the eye that is misaligned is not used

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - Preparing for surgery

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - Post-surgery care

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - Other Information

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