I was born with Amblyopia (also known as "lazy eye). When I was born, my left eye was awesome (like 20/15) but my right eye sucked (I think it was last checking in around 20/2000) and my developing baby brain decided "Yeah, let's just use the left eye, the right is broken".
I was lucky in that I was diagnosed early, and through patching (a painful, horrible, and embarrassing process where they cover up your working eye to force your brain to use your bad eye) I was able to get moderate function in my right eye. I still don't have… for instance… depth perception, but if I were to be blinded in my left eye by a piece of flying shrapnel from an exploding toaster, I wouldn't be 100% screwed.
The big problem I have is that my brain still has never learned to use the two eyes together. If I cover my left eye, I can see out of the right. If not, my vision field is about 90% left-eye dominated with only the edges of my vision being represented by my right eye.
So… that said… I am incredibly excited about this as a possibility. Not just because it could possibly re-teach my brain to use both eyes at once, but because it could be an excuse to play even moar Tetris.
Tetris Therapy Against Amblyopia
A new therapeutic approach for lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, uses good old Tetris to train the eyes to work together. This innovative approach to a co
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