Video Games May Help Improve Amblyopia In Adults

Medscape Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (9/9, Waknine) reports, “Adults with amblyopia can achieve substantial improvements in visual acuity by playing video games for 40 hours,” according to a study Share to FacebookShare to Twitter published online Aug. 30 in PLoS Biology. For the National Eye Institute-supported study, “investigators placed an eye patch over the good eye in 20 adults aged 15 to 61 years and randomly assigned them to one of three intervention groups,” two of which played video games and the third which underwent traditional occlusion therapy. “Results showed that 40 hours of video play…yielded a 30% improvement in visual acuity.”

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