Racing video game tackles ‘lazy eye’

Video games have once more proved to be excellent tools for converting computing power into increasingly effective medical treatments.

LazyEyeLazy eye, or amblyopia is a disorder of the eye caracterized by one eye working better than the other that affects 1 to 5% of the population.

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.

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Early studies of this virtual reality treatment show that the traditional 400-hour patching treatment can be reduced to 1 hour of playing a racing game!

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