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'Lazy eye' in kids is an age-old problem: A new VR headset brought treatment into the 21st century

For centuries, eyepatches have been the gold standard for treating amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye.”

Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in children, health experts say, and is usually treated by covering the stronger eye with a sticky patch to train the weaker one.

Although the treatment works, getting kids to stick with it can be tough.

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