Clinicians can use vHIT testing to detect saccades they might otherwise miss. “The camera can detect saccade whether it’s happening overtly or covertly,” Dr. Adams said. “It also gives an objective gain measure, a number that compares the amount of eye movement to the amount of head movement.”
The vHIT equipment also provides feedback regarding head thrust technique; there’s “more real-time feedback to make sure you’re doing it correctly,” Dr. Adams said.
Because vHIT is fast, well-tolerated and objective, it has “opened our eyes to a lot of things we didn’t even know were happening,” said Devin