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The Tetris God dooms us All

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7 Medically Proven Treatments That Clearly Started as a Joke

#7. Tetris Can Correct a Lazy Eye

Until recently, the only societal benefit Tetris had given the world was a generation of people who are really, really good at packing for vacation. But that all changed when researchers at McGill University discovered that the game could be used to correct amblyopia, more commonly known as a lazy eye. Previously, the go-to treatment for a lazy eye was to patch the “good” eye and force the patient to use the “bad” eye until it shaped up, but success was limited at best and pirate jokes get old so, so fast.

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