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Report describes alternative treatment for lazy eye
Report describes alternative treatment for lazy eye

(April 25, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Montreal – A new report published in Current Biology outlines an alternative treatment to lazy eye. Researchers studied a group of 18 adults with amblyopia. Nine participants played the video game Tetris with the weaker eye patched, while the other nine played the game dichoptically—in that, each eye viewed separate parts of the game, forcing the eyes to work together. After two weeks followup, patients who played the game with both eyes had a significant improvement in the vision of their weaker eye as well in their 3D depth perception. Individuals in the patching group had moderate improvements in their vision, but when allowed to switch to the diphoptic training, these improvements increased dramatically

 
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