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Handheld Device Could Provide Fast Method To Diagnose Concussions in Youth Athletes

12th October, 2020

[Source: Science Daily]

Building upon years of research, a new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has demonstrated how a specific assessment of the eye could someday help properly diagnosis and monitor concussions. The findings were published today in JAMA Ophthalmology.

In the first study of its kind, the research team demonstrated that quantitative pupillary light reflex (PLR) metrics, which determine how the pupil responds to light and are obtained by using a hand-held dynamic infrared pupillometer (DIP), and can be used to differentiate concussed adolescent athletes from healthy adolescents.

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