September 09, 2019
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New mobile pupillometer aids concussion diagnoses

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Cathy Stern, OD
Cathy Stern

Brightlamp announced the launch of Reflex PLR Analyzer, a smartphone-based pupillometer that can be used to help diagnose a concussion or traumatic brain injury.

The Reflex can capture and measure pupillary light reflex parameters in 5 seconds using the HD Apple iPhone video camera, with a secure mobile data collection and transmission platform, the company said in a press release.

Brightlamp CEO and founder Kurtis Sluss said in the release that the pupillary light reflex (PLR) parameters, “have been proven to be an objective and quantitative and noninvasive diagnostic means for a broad spectrum of clinical conditions.”

The Reflex can be used by health care providers and even athletic trainers on the sideline to obtain immediate, objective data to assist in a diagnosis, Sluss said.

The company noted in the press release that the Reflex mobile technology does not require a network connection for capturing immediate diagnostic data. It does include access to a secure web portal that allows for viewing, exporting and managing confidential data.

“Reflex by Brightlamp is the perfect mobile app for optometrists involved in neuro-optometric rehabilitation,” Cathy Stern, OD, FCSO, FCOVD, FNORA, who specializes in behavioral, developmental and neuro-optometry, told Primary Care Optometry News. “It’s quick, reliable and a fraction of the cost of more cumbersome pupillometers.

“Patients are impressed with the instant short video of their pupil reaction, and Reflex provides an easy-to-read graph of their pupil dynamics,” she continued. “Whether in the office, at a sports event or when providing home care, Reflex is the latest and best high-tech tool for pupillometry.” – by Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO

Disclosure: Stern reports no relevant financial disclosures.