2. Causes of Amblyopia

Strabismus makes the eyes unable to align when looking at the same object. The straighter eye tends to become the dominant eye, maintaining a healthy connection to the brain, but this leaves the weaker eye unable to focus, wandering in, out, down, or up. Eventually, the eye that works properly takes over the work of both eyes. Various visual differences in a child’s eyes can contribute to amblyopia. Both eyes may be nearsighted, farsighted, or a combination of both, causing uneven focus. Eyelids that droop can cause amblyopia by blocking vision. A cataract can lead to amblyopia due to blurry vision in the affected eye.

Saturated / Getty Images

More on Facty Health


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.