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Read from the eyes of neurodevelopmental disorders

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published June 21, 2022 14:46

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As researchers from Flinders University and the University of South Australia discovered, analysis of eye retinas can reveal clear signals for both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

In their work using an electroretinogram (ERG) - measuring the electrical activity of the retina in response to a light stimulus, researchers found that children with ADHD showed higher overall ERG energy, while children with ASD showed less ERG energy.

Dr. Paul Constable, optician and researcher at Flinders University, says initial findings show promising results for better diagnosis and treatment in the future.

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