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Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye,” is a vision disorder that occurs during childhood. It develops when one eye has better visual acuity than the other due to a significant difference in refractive error or eye alignment. The brain then begins to favour the stronger eye, leading to a decreased development of visual acuity in the weaker eye. If left untreated, amblyopia can result in permanent vision impairment.

Poor depth perception and peripheral vision.
Repeated eye closure or squinting.
Eyes that don’t move in the same direction when the child is trying to focus.
A persistent head turn or head tilt.
Persistent shaking of the eyes.

Tr eatment options include the use of corrective lenses, eye patches, or eye drops to encourage the weaker eye to develop better vision. Vision therapy and sometimes surgery may be recommended depending on the underlying cause of amblyopia. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial for the best outcomes in t reating amblyopia.