Author Archives: Shelly Rae Rich

Researchers Use Test to Differentiate Between Spinocerebellar and Friedreich’s Ataxia

Patients with different muscular-coordination conditions, or ataxia, exhibit different eye reflexes after head impulses, a finding that could help doctors determine the severity of a patient’s disease. The video head impulse tests (vHIT) that researchers used showed differences in eye movements between patients with spinocerebellar ataxias and patients with Friedreich’s…