The Burke-Blythedale Pediatric Neuroscience Research Collaboration is organized around neurological impairments; Blythedale Children's Hospital patients have a variety of impairments in movement, sensation, and cognition.
The aim of this project is to be able to accurately measure vision in children with cerebral visual impairment. The research will evaluate the ability of a new, noninvasive system, to assess smooth eye movements as a novel way to measure visual impairment in brain injured children.
Children with severe brain injury can lose connection with the outside world. This lack of responsiveness is called a disorder of consciousness. Most children recover a large amount of connections with the external world, but they are often left with impairments particularly in thinking.