Classification of eye-tracking measures of post-acute concussion

Takeaway

  • Eye-tracking (ET) measures of slowed visual reaction time demonstrate high classification accuracy for concussion.

Why this matters

  • Quantitative assessment of eye movement with ET may constitute a potential objective diagnostic aid to improve concussion recognition and reduce or prevent disability linked to premature return-to-play (RTP) in individuals with sports-related concussion.

  • The accuracy of ET measures for concussion classification may potentially add to and support current clinical practice in, and management of, patients exposed to repeated head injury; however, further study for validation is required.