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This iPad game can treat kids with a lazy eye

November 10, 2016
in Kids

Playing a special iPad game may treat lazy eye better than an eyepatch. Just call it an eye-pad. A special type of iPad game was more effective at treating children with a lazy eye than traditional patching treatments, JAMA Ophthalmology reported Thursday. Three to four percent of American kids develop amblyopia, or a lazy eye, where one eye may be misaligned with or have weaker vision than the other. This causes poor depth perception, and can result in permanent vision loss. Doctors often treat this by putting a patch over the opposite, stronger eye in order to force the brain to use the weaker one. But...

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