Eye tracking helps ophthalmologists better understand eye movements and eye movement problems in order to develop a means to prevent, diagnose, and treat abnormalities or ocular disease in clinical situations.
Eye tracking enables researchers to study the dynamics of eye movement. This is particularly useful for uncovering characteristics that are diagnostic of states or conditions. This objective, quantitative information provides a basis for comparison to normative data. Researchers can then see the differences that support particular diagnoses or the identification of impairments.