Video Games Might Help to Fight Congenital Cataracts

Another interesting use for video games…

Not only can video games be used to help develop hand-eye coordination and reflexes, as we saw demonstrated in the “serious games” lectures this week, but new research is now suggesting that video games might help to fight congenital cataracts. Fascinating, huh?

Not only are video games directly involved in cognitive learning, but they can play a role in training reflexive muscles as well. According to this article, playing action games is “a sort of eye training that essentially doesn’t give the eyes time to ponder what they should or should not do,” and it forces the player to develop better vision and better response to visual cues. This same treatment is being used to treat lazy eyes.

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