Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bad eyesight, try Tetris


Eye specialists at Glasgow Caledonian University have developed a video game to treat a common sight problem in children.

Children who suffer from a lazy eye, or Amblyopia, can play the game instead of wearing an eye patch.

Tests suggested playing the Tetris-style game resulted in an almost immediate improvement.

Amblyopia is caused by a misalignment in the eyes or one eye focusing better than the other.

The condition affects three or four in every 100 children.

Ten-year-old Calum Stillie found his sight was much better after playing the game for just a week.

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