Amblyopia (“Lazy eye”)

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Amblyopia (“Lazy eye”)

  • 1 in 30 children will be affected by amblyopia – referred to as “lazy eye”
  • Amblyopia is a leading cause of vision loss in people younger than 45 years
  • 1 in 25 will develop strabismus – known as crossed-eyes – a significant risk factor for amblyopia
  • 1 in 33 will show significant refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism
  • 1 in 20,000 children have retinoblastoma (intraocular cancer) the seventh most common pediatric cancer