Six-year-old Ben Michaels was suffering from a condition called amblyopia or severe lazy eye syndrome from the age of 4. However playing videogames has now cured him of this condition, The Daily Mail is reporting.
Ben played Mario Kart on a Nintendo DS for two hours every day along with his twin brother following the advice of Ken Nischal, a consultant at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London.
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"When he started he could not identify our faces with his weak eye," Ben's mother, Maxine Michaels, told the newspaper. "Now he can read with it, although he is still a way off where he out to be. He was very cooperative with the patch, it had phenomenal effect and we're very pleased."
If Ben's condition had been left untreated, he was at risk of losing his eyesight.