ORLANDO, Fla. About one-third of subjects between 10 and 18 years old in an amblyopia study showed significant vision gains by following a regimen that, in some cases, included playing video games, according to a news release.
In his presentation here at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Somen Ghosh, MD, noted that significant gains were made in the children who completed daily video game practice, according to the release.
All 100 subjects in the study at an eye clinic in India wore eyeglasses that blocked their stronger eye for at least 2 hours per day, according to the release. The control group took no further steps; group 2 took a supplement of micronutrients considered important for good vision; group 3 played at least 1 hour of video games daily with the weaker eye only; and group 4 took the supplement citicoline, according to the release.
Subjects in group 4 also showed significant results, the release said, and improvement in all groups was more likely in children younger than 14 years than in those older than 14 years.
- Disclosure: Dr. Ghosh has no relevant financial disclosures.