Prolonged visual fixation as a surrogate marker of cholinergic deficit in Parkinson's disease: a 2-year follow-up study

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Abstract

Introduction: The search for biomarkers of cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease is driven by the potential clinical applications in disease prognostication. Various eye tracking studies on cognitive functions in Parkinson's disease suggest a promising role of eye movement parameters as a biomarker for cognitive decline but the clinical utility has not been validated in longitudinal studies. The present study aims to investigate the longitudinal progression of eye fixation duration in a visual search task and its correlation with domain-specific cognitive impairment.