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Research - EYECONIS - Eyes on Concussion in Sport Study

Concussion is a complex medical condition and growing public concern in Australia…

Increased media attention and raised awareness of the potential short and long-term health consequences has been the catalyst into further research into the diagnosis and treatment of concussion.

Physicians involved in assessing and managing concussion have faced many challenges due to the lack of objective tests which can reliably indicate the presence or absence of concussion. Improving methods of diagnosis and monitoring is a priority for concussion researchers.

Over the last 10 years, a group of researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) has developed a new instrument that uses relative changes in pupil size, monitored by video cameras, to assess the visual fields of both eyes concurrently.

The visual system is to connected to around half of the brain’s circuitry, making many aspects of the visual system vulnerable to concussion. The pupils provide an excellent substrate for non-invasive recording responses of the visual nervous system. A wide range of visual complaints can result from head impact, including blurred vision, double vision, and loss of vision.

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