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What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Turning off vision

The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc.
As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best.If not caught in time, vision is lost & glasses will not help.

In brief: Turning off vision

The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc.
As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best.If not caught in time, vision is lost & glasses will not help.
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