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May 31, 2018

In the course primary care education, we are taught to examine the reactivity of the pupils to light, and the result is binary – they either constrict or do not. Not much attention was given to the size of the pupil, the speed of constriction, or the duration of constriction.

In a paper published in December 2017

Ultimately, they concluded that changes of pupil size have been identified as a reliable marker of underlying brain a...

The consequences of physical inactivity are far-reaching. Some reports suggest that the health risk associated with lack of frequent and moderate exercise are comparable with that of smoking, obesity, and hypertension. It will even shorten your lifespan (1). But this is not new information. Most people have known this for years, if not decades. However, within the last 15 years, another area of research in exercise science has s...

December 23, 2015

Presentation: A 44 year-old medical physician with a history of increased intracranial pressure  due to sagittal sinus stenosis (managed by a stint), presented with daily pulsating headaches, pulsatile tinnitus, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating.  His most recent opening pressures were normal, ruling out hydrocephalus/ pseudotumor cerebri. Difficulty concentrating was his main complaint. The patient was evaluated diagnostic...

December 22, 2015

Presentation: A 44 year old medical professional with a history of increased intracranial pressure presented with daily pulsating headaches, pulsatile tinnitus, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating. His difficulty concentrating was his main complaint initially. The patient was evaluated diagnostically by the use of saccadometry. Saccadometry is the evaluation of saccadic eye movements using infrared laser technology. The sacca...

December 19, 2015

Presentation: A 39 year-old, male, medical physician presented with headaches, difficulty concentrating, difficulty remembering, fatigue, feeling “in a fog,” and increased emotionality. Each of these were 6/6 on subjective symptom assessment. The patient was evaluated diagnostically by the use of saccadometry. Saccadometry is the evaluation of saccadic eye movements using infrared laser technology. Saccadometry quantifies the la...

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