A small study conducted by a team of doctors from Canada’s McGill University seems to suggest that playing the classic video game Tetris can actually be used as a treatment for the common medical condition amblyopia which is better known as lazy eye.
Lazy eye affects an estimated 1 in 50 children and it occurs when the vision in one eye does not develop properly and is often accompanied by a squint where the eyes do not look in the same direction.
If the condition isn’t treated in time, it can lead to a permanent loss of vision in the lazy eye, traditional treatment is to cover the stronger eye with a patch, so the weaker eye is forced into use. In order for the treatment to be effective, children must wear the patch for much of the day for several months and many find the treatment frustrating and unpleasant. Continue Reading