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Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby News Portal » 20 Feb 12, 10:02 am

Here’s one you might not have seen (oh dear) coming: playing shooters might help your eyesight. Visionary researchers at Canada’s McMaster University recently discovered that bolting around the place with trigger-happiness in mind was good for impaired vision, conducting a study which tasked six patients between 19 and 31 with playing Medal of Honor for 40 hours, in two hour lots for five days each week. The results have to be seen to be believed.

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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby MuscularTeeth » 20 Feb 12, 10:27 am

i just read that. very interesting.

first thing that came to mind was;
technology is helping eyes, but all this internet pron is making everyone lose their eyesight so the net result is 0.
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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby Mekon » 20 Feb 12, 10:32 am

Less time spent on puns, more on getting the facts right, please. :?

Toby McCasker wrote:All six subjects suffered from a rare cataract disorder in both eyes, but at the end of the experiment, all of them showed a measurable improvement in their eyesight.
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AFP wrote:children born with a rare cataract disorder in both eyes that required surgery and corrective contacts. As these children grew to adults, their vision improved but never reached 20/20, and they showed some deficits in face perception, sharpness, direction of motion, peripheral and binocular vision.

The cataracts had been removed - it was persistent visual defects post-surgery that were causing their degraded eyesight.

Toby McCasker wrote:Some even reached 20/20 vision, whereas prior to the research they had been sitting at 20/32 or even 20/100
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AFP wrote:Five of the six showed improvement in their vision, each moving closer to 20/20 from baseline ranges of 20/32 to 20/100


Or you could just keep making **** up, I guess.
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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby Drakand » 20 Feb 12, 11:34 am

Article + facts = interesting piece.

I could tell who was writing it as soon as the puns started :D and then kept going..... :D
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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby SomeXspeC » 20 Feb 12, 11:42 am

Now if there was only a game that could fix my lazy eye!
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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby GeneralSeed » 20 Feb 12, 1:44 pm

I got laser eye surgery in September and I'm still having trouble tracking stuff fast enough in shooters.

Or maybe I'm just getting old and losing my mad skillz.
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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby Snootle » 20 Feb 12, 4:17 pm

Been playing shooter games for a fair while now ... definitely no improvement.
Although I see the article states they were suffering from some rare condition.
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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby ^42alpha^ » 20 Feb 12, 4:20 pm

Interesting article.
In some cases, I reckon "If you don't use it, you lose it." Like a muscle.
GeneralSeed wrote:Or maybe I'm just getting old and losing my mad skillz.

I feel ur pain bro, just remember your training and you should be ok. :58_80:
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Re: Playing Shooters May Assist in Treating Impaired Vision

Unread postby Nekosan » 20 Feb 12, 5:51 pm

Where's the study on the long term effects of staring at the fixed distance of a screen though? I'm 99.99% sure that my parents buying me a gameboy 20 years ago is the reason that I have glasses/**** vision and you constantly see inmates who are incarcerated in small cells that have dramatically degraded vision when they get out.
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