‘Lazy eye’ condition improved by Tetris

Popular puzzle video game Tetris may be helpful in treating adults with amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye”.

The condition is caused by poor processing in the brain, which results in the suppression of the weaker eye by the dominant eye.

The video game trains both eyes to work together, which is counter to previous treatments for the disorder, which included eye-patches.

The McGill University research study provides direct evidence that alleviating suppression of the weaker eye - by forcing both eyes to cooperate - increases the level of plasticity in the brain and allows the amblopic brain to relearn.

Read more at McGill University