Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Tetris For Lazy Eye

Remember that old Russian video game Tetris, very popular in the 1980s? Canadian doctors report they have found a new use for it: treating lazy eye (Amblyopia). They tested 18 adults - a small sample - and found playing the game worked better than conventional patching of the good eye to make the weak one work harder (CLICK). A year ago I reported on a Tetris-style game developed by eye specialists at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland (CLICK). Ten-year-old Calum Stillie's lazy eye improved in just one week. Usually a child has to wear a patch for weeks or even months to gain an improvement.

2 Comments:

At 23/4/13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant!

 
At 23/4/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

there's also some evidence it can help with post traumatic stress disorder, dimishing flashbacks. Who'd have thought Tetris could be so useful?

 

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