Videogames improve eyesight on six years old boy
Six years old Ben Michaels had almost completely lost vision in one eye, but now he recovered it thanks to Nintendo. The doctor recommended playing with the console and now thanks to Mario Bross he can see.
The youngest was a lazy eye syndrome since age four and his vision had gradually decreased and there was no treatment.
His doctor advised his parents to take Ben for a consultation with the specialist Ken Nischal who “recommended the unusual treat of playing with the console.” Then the child spent two hours playing the Nintendo DS along with his twin brother Jake.
The twins’ mother, Maxine, 36, said: “Ben in a week with Nintendo recovered 250% of his vision.”
There was scientific proof that patching a good eye and making a lazy eye do a repetitive task could improve vision, Dr Nischal said.
“I then deduced that a game such as Nintendo or Game Boy would reproduce a similar effect, in that it involves concentrating on small figures, in a repetitive task, which gives positive feedback to the child,” he said.
“This child’s vision has dramatically improved and given previous attempts at patching were unsuccessful, the outcome is quite striking,” he said.
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