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Alzheimer's disease: faster diagnosis based on retinal analysis

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published March 27, 2023 10:35

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Dr. Christine Greer of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Boca Raton, Florida, says that by analyzing the optic nerve and retina, it is possible to obtain detailed information about the normalities and abnormalities of our nervous system. This includes a diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease.

Scientists have drawn the first conclusions from a recent study, which shows that retinal analysis can help diagnose Alzheimer's Disease before its symptoms begin. And as is well known, it can take decades between the onset of the disease in the body and its activity.

If doctors could identify the disease in its earliest stages, patients would gain time to improve their health habits, lifestyle and start controlling risk factors such as diabetes and high cholesterol.

Researchers asked themselves at what stage-at the earlies...

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