A 54-year-old member asked:
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what are the symptoms associated with a lazy eye (amblyopia)?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam appears normal. Common causes are a difference in the refraction (how near-sighted or far-sighted) between the eyes, or a misalignment of the eyes. Often no abnormal outward appearace is present, and the condition is discovered on school screenings.
Answered on Sep 23, 2016
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Yes: There are many diseases that can mimic a lazy eye. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate for these.
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You can't: Amblyopia , or lazy eye, is fixable only in children.
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