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What is a Lazy Eye?

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The medical term for a “lazy eye” is amblyopia. Amblyopia is a childhood eye condition where the vision in one eye fails to develop adequately. This usually affects the child’s ability to see using the less developed eye meaning they come to rely more on the “good” eye. Around one in 50 children aged about four years are diagnosed with lazy eye or amblyopia.

Signs of Lazy Eye

While older children may notice their sight is poor in one eye, younger children are usually either unaware or unable to explain that there vision is less ...