Tetris to treat lazy eye

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In an experiment

Tetris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 with 18 adults, it was found to be a more effective treatment than the traditional patching of the good eye to make the weak eye work harder. 

The study found that the puzzle, where players have to match the different coloured tiles in order to clear a row, could relieve children from going through the trauma of wearing an eye patch.

Computer Weekly journalist, Jennifer Scott, who spent most of her childhood* playing Tetris, said that while her lazy eye wasn't cured by the game, her eye could have been a lot worse if the hours of dedication to the sport weren't put in during her youth.

*and still plays the game to this day
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