SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Virtual reality and its applications tend to be associated with electronic games and entertainment. But the immersive technology has ­increasingly been deployed in various other fields, particularly medicine. A Singapore-based start-up, for instance, is using VR headsets to make the diagnosis of glaucoma easier. BetaSight’s solution tracks a patient’s eye movements in response to pop-up virtual objects generated by the VR headset.

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