Amblyopia | Overview

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What is amblyopia?

Amblyopia (say this: "am-blee-oh-pee-ah") is an eye problem that causes loss of or poor vision in one or both of a child’s eyes. Amblyopia usually affects only one of the eyes, but sometimes it can affect both. Amblyopia is the most common cause of vision problems in children.

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/99

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