|Title||Objective Eye Tracking Deficits Following Concussion for Youth Seen in a Sports Medicine Setting.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Howell DR, Brilliant AN, Storey EP, Podolak O, Meehan WP, Master CL|
|Journal||J Child Neurol|
|Date Published||2018 Aug 08|
Quantification of visual deficits may help to identify dysfunction following concussion. We evaluated eye-tracking measurements among adolescents within 10 days of concussion and healthy control participants. Patients who reported to 2 tertiary care sport concussion clinics within 10 days of concussion completed an objective eye tracking assessment. Seventy-nine participants completed the study, 44 with concussion (mean age = 14.1 ± 2.2 years, 39% female) and 35 controls (mean age = 14.3 ± 2.4 years, 57% female). Right eye skew along the bottom of the screen was significantly higher for the concussion group compared to controls (median = 0.022 [interquartile range = -0.263, 0.482] vs 0.377 [interquartile range = -0.574, -0.031]; P = .002), but not the left eye. Among the variables investigated, right eye skew was altered for adolescents with a concussion. Visual function is an important component in the postconcussion evaluation, and identifying deficits soon after injury may allow for earlier specialist referral and intervention.
|Alternate Journal||J. Child Neurol.|