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Amblyopia, also commonly called “lazy eye,” is the most common cause of vision loss in children. Vision is a function of a child’s eye and brain working correctly together. Amblyopia typically occurs when a child’s vision is blurred in one or both eyes, and the brain doesn’t properly develop vision in the weak eye or eyes. Early detection is important so that treatment can begin before the brain shuts down vision to the weak eye, or so-called “lazy eye”, and the vision loss becomes permanent.