Eye test could help screen children for autism

A staff member in Georgina Lynch’s lab demonstrates the use of a handheld monocular pupillometer to measure the pupillary light reflex.

WSU faculty Dr. Georgina Lynch and Dr. Stephen James PhD have developed an eye test to help screen children for autism.

Measuring how the eyes’ pupils change in response to light — known as the pupillary light reflex — could potentially be used to screen for autism in young children, according to a study conducted at Washington State University.