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Amblyopia or Lazy Eye

When the two eyes do not have an equal ability to see and/or move together then the brain will make a decision as to which eye is providing the most accurate and reliable information. It will gradually turn down the amount of information that comes through from the “bad” eye. The longer this is left untreated the more difficult it becomes to turn this brain connection to the “bad” eye back on.

Amblyopia can occur as a result of strabismus or if the sight in one eye is very different to the other eye.

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Can you see anything wrong with these eyes? This is what amblyopia can look like and why it is so important to test a child’s eyes routinely to avoid problems with vision that are not obvious to a parent or teacher.

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