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A simple eye test may help identify ASD

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Marco, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    In the old days GP's did that routinely.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    On the other hand, when you click on the most read story on this website (Selena Gomez lupus diagnosis), it says that 8% of the population have lupus (lol) so we should probably look at the original paper first to see if this autism stuff is reported even remotely accurately.
     
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    Thanks. I thought the site looked pretty respectable but the same story is being reported widely in the UK press with essentially the same content.
     
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    The reason a physician tests how your eyes react to light is that it may be indicative of neurological/other health problems. Such a test can be used for screening but not for a definitive diagnosis.

    When I screened birth to three children, we'd sometimes see subtle signs, in infants who were later diagnosed with ASD. But a child won't be diagnosed until older when more behaviors such as language development become apparent.

    Sometimes the "subtle signs" turned out to mean nothing or resolved.

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