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Playing Tetris video game can treat ‘lazy eyes’ problem, says researchers


As both Dagens Nyheter and the BBC reports, Canadian researchers from The McGill University have found that playing the Tetris video game may be a way of treating the ‘lazy eye’ problem. ‘Lazy eyes’, or amblyopia, is a phenomenon often accompanied by  squinting, which means that both eyes are not looking in the same direction. The lack of focus by both eyes may lead to a loss of vision in the weak eye. Normally, the condition is treated by putting a patch over the strong eye, thereby forcing the weak eye to focus.

However, this new way of treating the ‘lazy eyes’ may well be much more entertaining than wearing a patch over one’s eye…


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