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Is there a difference between strabismus and amblyopia?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
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In brief: They are differnt

Strabismus is when the eyes are not properly aligned so that one eye is deviated.
Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes because the image or object you are viewing is not properly focused. Amblyopia develops when you are younger usually between birth and 8-9 years when the visual system is still developing.

In brief: They are differnt

Strabismus is when the eyes are not properly aligned so that one eye is deviated.
Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes because the image or object you are viewing is not properly focused. Amblyopia develops when you are younger usually between birth and 8-9 years when the visual system is still developing.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology

In brief: Strabismus

Strabismus affects the eye muscle alignment of both eyes and in an individual that has a constant strabismus (including a micro-strabismus) in which one eye is constantly deviated, usually inward, an amblyopia can develop.

In brief: Strabismus

Strabismus affects the eye muscle alignment of both eyes and in an individual that has a constant strabismus (including a micro-strabismus) in which one eye is constantly deviated, usually inward, an amblyopia can develop.
Dr. Yale Kanter
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