Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) now offers EyeBOX, a new eye-tracking technology designed to more quickly identify a patient with ocular changes after a potential concussion or traumatic brain injury, it announces.
The EyeBOX, based on research relating cranial nerve function to eye movements, monitors, measures and analyzes eye movements as an aid in the diagnosis of concussion. It is reportedly the first FDA-authorized diagnostic for concussion that does not require a baseline test.
“This is the most current technology available to more precisely assess ocular changes after a concussion, and this data can help us understand which patients would benefit from earlier treatment,” Dr Elizabeth Pieroth, Director of the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Concussion Care Program, in a media release.
“I appreciate any tool which helps me eliminate subjectivity in a diagnosis.”
Because the EyeBOX is not dependent on baseline testing, it virtually eliminates a patient’s ability to “game” the evaluation, per the release.
Administering the EyeBOX is done in a similar way to eye exams provided at drivers’ license facilities. Patients place their head on a chin and forehead rest, then watch a video for less than 4 minutes. During this time, the EyeBOX collects and analyzes over 100,000 data points to generate an individualized assessment called a BOX Score, per the release.
[Source(s): Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, PR Newswire]