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Amblyopia (lazy eye)

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Introduction
A lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, is a childhood condition that occurs when the vision in one eye does not develop properly.
Symptoms of lazy eye
Younger children may be unaware that their vision is impaired, so the only noticeable symptoms of a lazy eye may be related to an underlying condition.
Causes of lazy eye
A lazy eye is caused when something, such as a squint, disrupts the normal development of your child's vision.
Diagnosing lazy eye
A lazy eye (amblyopia) ideally needs to be diagnosed and treated as early as possible, preferably before a child is six years of age.
Treating lazy eye
The two main treatment options for lazy eye are treating any underlying eye problems and encouraging the use of the affected eye.