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AMBLYOPIA

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Defective vision for which no recognisable cause exists in any part of the eye. It may be due to such causes as defective development or excessive use of tobacco or alcohol. The most important form is that associated with SQUINT, or gross difference in refraction between the two eyes. It has been estimated that in Britain around 5 per cent of young adults have amblyopia due to this cause.

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