Posted on 12th April 2012
112 patients with Parkinson’s were tested, including newly diagnosed cases and some not yet on medication, demonstrated tiny rapid eye movements when attempting to look at a target. These movements are so small they could only be seen with specialist equipment but could explain why some people with Parkinson’s complain of blurred vision without an obvious cause for this.
The same eye tremor was seen in only two of 60 control subjects showing the power of this sign to accurate differentiate those who have the condition from those who don’t.
Further research is being carried out into how this test could be included as part of a routine eye exam particularly for those with a family history of Parkinson’s.
20th February 2017
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for UK Independent Practice of the Year at the Optician Awards 2017. The judges have debated, scrutinised and voted on every entry and we ...Read more
16th January 2017
It’s officially ‘Blue Monday’, so for all our blog followers we thought a little humour was required. I recently watched this sketch from Michael McIntyre about visiting the optician. If you nee...Read more