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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have amblyopia without a wandering eye?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: The process of lining up the fixation point is part of visual development and brings the eyes into alignment. However if one eye presents a clearer image to the brain than the other, the brain may later decide to turn off the out of focus eye and thus create amblyopia. Misaligned eyes present a constant double image to the brain so one is turned off to have a clear image.The brain decides.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have wandering eye in both?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Possibly: The most common 'wandering eye' is when vision is down in one eye and it cannot hold fixation and moves in or out compared to the other eye. There is a condition called alternation in which either eye can achieve fixation while the other snaps out or in. If there is poor vision in both eyes, they can wander in a random pattern termed nystagmus.
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