Researchers at the University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, present an accurate, easy to use, and fast method to measure an RAPD. In contrast to today's clinical practice, the measures are quantitative and objective.
Dominik Brügger, Dr. med Mathias Abegg, and others conducted a study in 2020 with 82 participants to assess the feasibility of detecting Relative Afferent Pupillary Defects (RAPDs) using a commercially available virtual reality headset equipped with an eye tracker. The results are now published and show the great potential to automate neuro-ophthalmic examinations. The study demonstrated that computerized testing of RAPD using a VR-headset and eye-tracking reaches non-inferior performance compared with senior neuro-ophthalmologists.
Read the study in TVST, an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) journal.