A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.
The following factors increase your chances of developing amblyopia. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor:
Age: children nine years of age or younger with:
- Crossed eyes
- A large difference in eyeglass prescription between the two eyes (nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatism)
- Visual blockage such as a cataract, droopy eyelid, or corneal scarring