Simple concussion test could help doctors on the sidelines

A TEST measuring eye movement is being recommended as a valuable lay tool for assessment of sports-related concussion.

The US-designed King-Devick test, a timed vision test of saccadic movement requiring the subject to quickly read numbers from cards, is 86% sensitive in detecting if the subject has sustained concussion, a new review finds.

The test allows quick decision-making to remove a player form the field for further testing. 

Ideally, athletes are given a baseline test at the start of the season where they are asked to read numbers on three cards while being