Simple vision test may help catch concussions

March 13, 2015 8:05 PM

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(Reuters Health) - A simple vision test using a stopwatch and a few flashcards may help parents and coaches screen young athletes for concussions, a small study suggests.

"In the youth leagues in particular, when there may not be doctors or athletic trainers on the sidelines when a kid gets hit, this enables parents with proper training to participate in the preliminary assessment of concussions," said study author Dr. Steven Galetta, a researcher at New York Univers...

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