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Friday, January 30, 2015
Eye and Vision Care
What Makes Amblyopia Progress?
Hello, I am a 22 year old male and I have amblyopia. The sight in my right eye is weak and while I haven’t noticed any vision loss in that eye over the years, I was wondering if amblyopia can worsen with age?
Also, can things like computer monitors, diet, sun exposure and the like cause amblyopia to worsen? Thank you.
Sun exposure can cause long-term harm to eyes, amblyopic or otherwise. Wear protection! Likewise, a healthy diet can preserve your vision. Computers are unlikely to affect your eyes.
Amblyopia is typically stable, although eyes can improve if treated, particularly if previously untreated.
Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University