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How else can you get a lazy eye?

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Lazy eye can also result from other eye problems, such as:

  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
  • A significant refractive error in one eye. If an infant has one eye that has significantly more uncorrected nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism than the fellow eye, amblyopia can develop.

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C. (Editor) , American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

The Mayo Clinic: "Eye Care."

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on November 07, 2019

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C. (Editor) , American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

The Mayo Clinic: "Eye Care."

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on November 07, 2019

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