Researchers at Washington State University have unveiled an eye test that may be beneficial in screening for autism in young children.
As it was released in Neurological Sciences, the research included 36 children aged 6 to 17 with a clinical history of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 24 healthy counterparts were also included.
“Monocular pupillometry was examined in children and adolescents (36 ASD; 24 TD). Multiple logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic analysis assessed PLR metrics and diagnostic status,” the findings state.
“Findings suggest monocular pupillometry captures differences detecting ASD.”
The study was authored by Georgina T. F. Lynch, Stephen M. James, Teresa A. Cardon, and Sterling M. McPherson.