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Amblyopia (Lazy Eyes)

Amblyopia is caused by depriving the eye of good vision during the critical period of vision development during childhood. As a result, the vision of the deprived eye will not develop fully, and subsequently resulting in poor vision even when it is best corrected with lenses (if there’s a need).

Lazy eyes is commonly confused with Anisometropia. Anisometropia is a significant difference in refractive error (power) between both eyes, but does not necessarily encompass lazy eyes. Amblyopia can be classified into two main categories: