Causes and Risk Factors
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What causes amblyopia?

Amblyopia may be caused by any condition that affects normal visual development or use of the eyes.  Strabismus, an imbalance in the positioning of the two eyes, can also cause the condition.

Strabismus can cause the eyes to cross in or turn out. Sometimes, amblyopia is caused when one eye is more nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic than the other eye. Other eye conditions like cataracts can also cause the condition.