Scientists have learned how to diagnose glaucoma in eye movements

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss. In severe cases we are talking about total blindness. Researchers from the City University London in the study learned to identify glaucoma based on the eye movements of the person watching the TV. The new technique may be useful in practice, writes Science World Report.

Only the study involved 44 volunteers with a diagnosis of glaucoma and 32 healthy person. People were asked to look at three passages of movies. All eye movements were recorded. After analyzing the data, scientists have made an algorithm to detect glaucoma on the basis of one symptom.

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Note, in the treatment of glaucoma is very important for early diagnosis of the disease. The earlier you detect the disease, the higher the chance of preserving vision.

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