Vision-based testing vital for concussion screening

Dr. Leong called a recent article published in The Lancet Neurology a must-read. "It highlights the important role of optometry, saying that vision-based testing is vital in managing all...
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Concussions, News, Optometry

Simple reading test could help detect concussion

A simple reading test could help establish whether a rider has concussion, according to researchers. A timed vision test — known as the King- Devick Test — involves athletes...
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Concussions, Equestrian, News

Video Icon Florida Bill Protects Student Athletes From Concussions

Mary Medina, the school’s head athletic trainer gave him the concussion standard ‘King-Devick’ test. “That is a short 32 second test where they read numbers and Oscar was off...
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Concussions, Football, News, Video

UF Helps Improve Subtle Concussion Diagnosis

In an article published this month in the journal “Neurology: Clinical Practice,” the researchers report that adding one simple vision test detected 100 percent of concussions that occurred during...
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Concussions, News

This Way In: The Latest Concussion Research

“Given the many brain pathways involved in concussion, we think that a combination of cognitive, balance and vision tests may be best to improve diagnosis of concussion in athletes,”...
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Concussions, News, Research