EYE

According to new research from Flinders University and the University of South Australia, the eye may also be able to detect neurodevelopmental diseases such as ASD and ADHD regardless of their external appearance.

Researchers discovered that recordings from the retina could identify unique signals for both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), giving a potential biomarker for each ailment in the first study of its kind.

Researchers discovered that children with ADHD had higher total ERG energy, whereas children with ASD had lower ERG energy, using the ‘electroretinogram’ (ERG), a diagnostic test that monitors the electrical activity of the retina in response to a light stimulus.

Dr Paul Constable, a research optometrist at Flinders University, believes the preliminary findings point to promising future diagnosis and treatments.

“The most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed in childhood are ASD and ADHD.” However, because they frequently have similar characteristics, diagnosing both illnesses can be time-consuming and challenging,” Dr. Constable notes.

“The goal of our research is to improve this.” We intend to achieve more accurate and early diagnoses for various neurodevelopmental problems by investigating how signals in the retina react to light stimuli.

“Because retinal signals are generated by specific nerves, if we can identify these differences and localise them to specific pathways that use different chemical signals that are also used in the brain, we can show distinct differences for children with ADHD and ASD, as well as potentially other neurodevelopmental conditions.”

“This work provides preliminary evidence for neurophysiological abnormalities that separate both ADHD and ASD from typically developing youngsters, as well as evidence that they can be discriminated from one another based on ERG features.”

According to the World Health Organization, one in every hundred children has ASD, and 5-8 percent of youngsters have ADHD.

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by excessive activity, trouble paying attention, and difficulties managing impulsive behaviours. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental illness in which children behave, speak, interact, and learn differently than most other people.

image 146

Dr Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos, co-researcher and expert in human and artificial cognition at the University of South Australia, believes the study has the potential to apply to other neurological diseases.

“Ultimately, we’re interested in how the eyes might assist us comprehend the brain,” explains Dr. Marmolejo-Ramos.

“While further research is needed to identify abnormalities in retinal signals that are particular to these and other neurodevelopmental disorders, everything we’ve seen thus far indicates that we’re on the verge of something incredible.”

“It’s a case of monitoring this place; when it happens, the eyes could tell everything.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get Notified For Latest Updates And Exclusive Offers As Well

You May Also Like

Tips For Safe And Joyful Wedding During COVID..!

Since everyone is at risk of contracting the virus, you need to ensure that the State government meticulously follows every covid protocole and plans accordingly. Thus presents us with some ideas on how to plan a safe, happy, intimate marriage between the COVID 19 second wave.

Learn About The Detox Meals That Help The Body “Clean Up”

7 detox foods that aid in the removal of toxins and impurities…

Maldives Interesting Things Only For Indian Travellers.!

Travelers from South Asian countries such as India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan,…

Visuals From Places Of Tourism Serious Reason To Worry: Govt

Visuals from tourist attractions of people mingling without following COVID protocols are…