Autism could be diagnosed YEARS in advance by tracking toddlers' eye movements, study suggests

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2023-09-05 15:01:38  • 3 mins

Autism could be diagnosed years in advance by tracking toddlers' eye movements, research suggests.

Two new studies found that playing videos to children and measuring where their eyes look could detect the condition in patients as young as one.

The average age of autism diagnosis is around four years old, and there is still no standard medical test for autism.

Late diagnosis is stressful for children and families as it can lead to mental health issues like anxiety and depression, as well as the child missing out on early intervention and therapies to help them manage symptoms.

Professor Warren Jones, lead author and a pediatrician at Emory University in Georgia, said: 'The results show that the way in which young children look at social information can serve as an effective and objective biomarker for early signs of autism.'

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