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

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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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