The eyes are the key to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

The current detection of Alzheimer’s disease relies on brain imaging, typically in the later stages of the disease when there has already been significant damage.  The initial results from a Perth study have indicated that signs of Alzheimer’s can be seen in an eye scan 20 years before there are other symptoms. Detection of these signs in the eye directly reflects the deterioration of the brain cells, making it a very reliable and exciting early detection tool. This may lead to new treatment modalities.

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