RightEye Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders Test™
Supports objective assessment of eye movement related to Parkinson’s disease and 16 other movement disorders.
The RightEye Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders Test™ is currently under development and will be available early in 2017.
This test of smooth pursuit eye movements and saccades is the culmination of more than 12 years of collaborative research between the VA and Virginia Commonwealth University, where Dr. Mark Baron, M.D., neurologist and interim director of VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Center, Dr. Paul Wetzel, PhD, associate professor biomedical engineering, and Dr. George Gitchel, associate director of research for the southeast/ Richmond Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Centers, have together seen and diagnosed thousands of individuals with movement disorders.
When people have Parkinson’s, the smooth pursuit ability, saccade accuracy and saccade latency are affected.
The incorrect diagnosis can lead a person down a long and expensive path of more expensive tests such as a PET scan to get the proper diagnosis or to inappropriate medication and side effects.
This test is in development and will be available in the coming months
LENGTH OF TEST
Under 5 minutes
ADMINISTRATION OF TEST
RightEye Essential Vision Tests™
Movement Disorders can be accompanied by vision disorders and monitoring of comprehensive vision using RightEye Essential Vision Tests™ can be useful in maintaining healthy eye movement.