Eye Health

Amblyopia: Treating Lazy Eye with Tetris

Friday, October 24, 2014
The classic addictive video game Tetris is being used in research to treat amblyopia, or "lazy eye," with optimistic initial results. Amblyopia is the condition where one eye has reduced vision, not due to any structural problem with the eye, but due to a less than optimal connection between the eye and the visual centers in the brain. Amblyopia typically occurs when the image in one eye is blurry but the other is clear. The problem occurs because during a critical period of br ..