A new approach to study the neuroplasticity of our brains in the treatment of adult amblyopia has been researched in Asia. A study has been carried out on a group of sixteen adults averaging an age of 22 years all diagnosed with the condition Evidence has shown that our human brain has greater neuroplasticity than previously thought when concerned with treatment.
The researchers hypothesis is that transcranial direct-current stimulation of the visual cortex would possibly enhance the effects of dichoptic videogame-based treatment. In such a display each individual eye is presented with separate and differing individual visible objects. This type of therapy has been recorded as assisting the treatment of the condition.
It was recorded that binocular functioning was improved compared to just video game therapy alone by reducing the inhibition of input from the affected eye to the visual cortex by cortical interneurons.
Continued studies will be required to monitor the therapy in affected adults.