Journal of Neurosurgery publishes Intracranial Pressure study by Oculogica
Second impact syndrome – when a concussed person (often an athlete) suffers a second blow to the head resulting in sudden death – is believed to be caused by continued elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP) as a result of a concussion. Until now, the best way to accurately diagnose elevated ICP was drilling a hole in the skull and placing a pressure-detecting probe directly into the brain. Oculogica is publishing data this morning, Friday, June 2nd, in the Journal of Neurosurgery that demonstrates the ability to detect elevated ICP via eye-tracking, i.e., non-invasively. In addition, Oculogica was just issued a patent for the use of eye-tracking to detect the physiological impact of abnormal ICP 2 weeks ago. Assessing ICP is critical to preventing second impact syndrome in concussion patients. There are additional implications for patients with hydrocephalus or shunt malfunctions.
To read more, find the abstract on the Journal of Neurosurgery website, here: