Title

Adding Vision to Concussion Testing: A Prospective Study of Sideline Testing in Youth and Collegiate Athletes

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

J Neuroophthalmol

Abstract

Background:Sports-related concussion commonly affects the visual pathways. Current sideline protocols test cognition and balance but do not include assessments of visual performance. We investigated how adding a vision-based test of rapid number naming could increase our ability to identify concussed athletes on the sideline at youth and collegiate levels.Methods:Participants in this prospective study included members of a youth ice hockey and lacrosse league and collegiate athletes from New York University and Long Island University. Athletes underwent preseason baseline assessments using: 1) the King-Devick (K-D) test, a

Volume Number

35

Issue Number

3

Pages

235-241

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/03/06

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Pediatrics

Additional Departments

Emergency Medicine

PMID

25742059

DOI

10.1097/wno.0000000000000226