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Evaluation of two portable pupillometers to assess clinical utility.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.2217/cnc-2020-0016
BackgroundPupillometers have been proposed as clinical assessment tools. We compared two pupillometers to assess measurement agreement.
Materials & methodsWe enrolled 30 subjects and simultaneously measured the pupil diameter and light reflex amplitude with an iPhone pupillometer and a portable infrared pupillometer. We then enrolled 40 additional subjects and made serial measurements with each device.
ResultsFailure occurred in 30% of attempts made with the iPhone pupillometer compared with 4% of attempts made with the infrared pupillometer (Fisher's exact p = 0.0001). Method comparison of the two devices used simultaneously showed significant disagreement in dynamic measurements.
ConclusionThe iPhone pupillometer had poor repeatability and suggests that it is not a practical tool to support clinical decisions.
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