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Video Games May Help Children With Lazy Eye

CBS News Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (9/3) reported that video games may be “a possible therapy to lazy eye,” according to a paper Share to FacebookShare to Twitterpublished in the August issue of the journal PLoS Biology. Researchers discovered that “participants in a pilot study playing a minimum 40 hours of video games registered improvements both in their visual acuity and 3-D depth perception.” Lazy eye is “estimated to affect two of three out of every 100 American children, according to the National Eye Institute.”

Poor Coordination May Be Common In Children With Amblyopia

Medscape (4/11, MacReady) reported that “poor coordination might be added to the list of woes experienced by children with deficient stereopsis or amblyopia, according to findings presented…at the American Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 37th Annual Meeting.” After comparing “the speed and accuracy of reaching and grasping under binocular and monocular conditions in 21 children with amblyopia and deficient stereopsis and 15 normal children,” researchers found that “the children with amblyopia had significantly slower movement times in all three conditions tested (with binocular vision and with monocular vision with both the dominant and nondominant eye).”