Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Video games tackle 'lazy eye'

Toward a cure for lazy eye - a workplace benefit ...

"Playing virtual reality computer games may help treat the condition known as amblyopia, or lazy eye, say researchers.

In patients with amblyopia, one eye works better than the other. Because the amblyopic eye is inferior for some reason, the brain decides to use the good eye.

Over time, the neural connection to the bad eye becomes gradually weaker in favour of the good eye.

The traditional way of fixing the problem is for patients to force the bad eye to work harder by wearing a patch over the good eye."   continued ...   (Via BBC NEWS)

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