Eye Test That Can Spot Alzheimer's

The new procedure may be available as part of routine examinations by opticians in roughly three years.

Eye Test That Can Spot Alzheimer’s

The new procedure may be available as part of routine examinations by opticians in roughly three years.

-Carolyn French

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British scientists are developing a test that has the potential to detect Alzheimer’s up to 20 years before symptoms even begin to manifest.

The inexpensive eye exam could also transform the way doctors diagnose the disease.

“The equipment used for this research is essentially the same as is used in clinics and hospitals worldwide,” said Researcher Professor Francesca Cordeiro. “It is also inexpensive and non-invasive, which makes us fairly confident that we can progress quickly to its use in patients. It is entirely possible that in the future a visit to a high street optician to check on your eyesight will also be a check on the state of your brain.” (Daily Mail)

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