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How can a person develop a lazy eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Genetic, environmental, trauma, medications, eye disease.
Can be an alignment problem due to many causes or an uncorrected / poor vision problem.

In brief: Many

Genetic, environmental, trauma, medications, eye disease.
Can be an alignment problem due to many causes or an uncorrected / poor vision problem.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple reasons

Amblyopia can develop due to focusing differences between the eyes, crossing of the eyes (stabismus), occlusion from things like cataracts.
If these problems are not identified and treated then vision loss may become permanent.

In brief: Multiple reasons

Amblyopia can develop due to focusing differences between the eyes, crossing of the eyes (stabismus), occlusion from things like cataracts.
If these problems are not identified and treated then vision loss may become permanent.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Differences

Amblyopia is a progressive event that will develop if the eyes present the brain with 2 different images of the same object.
If one eye develops weaker vision, the brain will eventually prefer the stronger. If alignment changes and gives a double image,the brain selects one.If you fix the weakness or re-align the images you may be able to stop the process. If not, the vision loss can be permanent.

In brief: Differences

Amblyopia is a progressive event that will develop if the eyes present the brain with 2 different images of the same object.
If one eye develops weaker vision, the brain will eventually prefer the stronger. If alignment changes and gives a double image,the brain selects one.If you fix the weakness or re-align the images you may be able to stop the process. If not, the vision loss can be permanent.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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