Causes of Amblyopia

Amblyopia is caused by an abnormality that interferes with the normal process of seeing. This interference can occur at the level of the eye, at the connections between the eye and the brain, or in the brain itself.

The stronger eye becomes dominant and retains good vision, but in the affected eye, the nerve connections between the brain and that eye fail to develop normally, and the brain learns to ignore visual information from that eye.

The most common causes of amblyopia are:

  • Misalignment of the eye or strabismus
  • Cloudiness of the normally clear visual pathway, due to abnormalities
  • Blockage of an eye due to trauma, drooping eyelid, etc.
  • Vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, if uncorrected, can cause amblyopia
  • Trauma to the eye or head
  • Diseases that affect the eye, such as cataracts
  • Some psychiatric conditions
  • Excessive use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs


yairyahav Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nice blogging, about lazy eye. It generally affects 3-5% toddlers or infants below six years of age. It may lead to permanent loss of vision. If we take care then we can protect our eye from Amblyopia. Now age is not the barrier for the treatment of Amblyopia. Now it can be treated after the age of 9 with neurvision technique.

prabhu12 Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hi.I am 51 year old man,i have the same problem.Can you help me please?I need find this doctor. very serious,Thank you

peopleperson1 Monday, July 25, 2011

I am a 51 year old woman that has been wearing a thick left lense since the 6th grade because of Amblyopia. All these years even as an older teenager I was told that in order to correct this I should have been patched and worked with as a young child. A couple of months ago I went to my Eye Doctor and we talked about my lazy eye again. He told me he could help me. Last Wednesday I had eye surgery inserting an artificial lens and I am back at work today. My sight went from 20/400 to 20/40 in my lazy eye. It is amazing what I wasn't seeing and it it wonderful the things I am seeing. Crisp.....everything is crisp. I don't know all the medical terms for what my doctor did, but if you would like more information I am getting all my paperwork together and I will be more informative a little later. My email is

juank Thursday, December 1, 2011

hi, im a 22 year old man. i have very little sight in my right eye and its a lazy eye, can you tell me about this doctor please? thank you so much

Joe23 Monday, January 30, 2012

Hi.Im a 36 year old man,i have the same problem.Can you help me please?I need find this doctor. very serious,Thank you

alpha1940 Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I've lived with amblyopia a long time. I would really appreciate information on your treatment. I'm very happy for you! Thank you!

jexie Monday, October 11, 2010

pls tell me how to cure it and tell some other medicines to cure this disease. I'm just 13 yrs old and im too young to be blind. as of now, im wearing contact lenses. pls help me...thanks

Sandhina Thursday, October 29, 2009

amblyopia is not a disease, and if you have that problem, you have to go and see an optometrist for some visual therapy coz unfortunately at your age its very hard to reverse it

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