Eye movement may help Parkinson's diagnosis

April 13, 2012 1:25:54 PM PDT
A persistent movement in the eyes may help in the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease.

What doctors would look for are tremors that affect a person's eye stability while tracking moving objects.

A study in the journal Archives of Neurology found that most people with Parkinson's have these tremors even when they are on medication.

The findings suggest that testing eyeball movement could help provide and early marker for diagnosing the nervous-system disease.