Diplopia – A VR Game to Help Strabismus and Amblyopia
Strabismus, better known as crossed eye, is present in about 4% of children. In those affected both eyes do not line up properly causing diplopia (double vision), amblyopia (lazy eye), and loss of vision in one or both eyes. Since the brain receives conflicting information from the two eyes it often learns to disregard the weaker of the two, suppressing it. This leads to a loss of depth perception and 3D vision.
It was long thought that once a person’s brain had learned to suppress one of their eyes that they could only unlearn this suppression before a “critical age” of between 8 and 12 years old. Only recently has it been shown that certain kinds of therapies (including video games) can actually treat amblyopia past adolescence, allowing for the possibility of restoring 3D vision in adults.
Diplopia takes advantage of the wealth of new information in scientific studies that have come out in the past couple of years to create an experience that will hopefully help people who have a suppressed eye to use that eye in conjunction with their good one.
Whether you have amblyopia or not, Diplopia is a game that is fun and challenging to play for everyone. All eye-training modes, Oculus Rift support, and Leap Motion control will be totally optional.
Source : Diplopia A VR Game