Reports are showing that the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, has discovered a possible way of detecting Alzheimer’s disease by examining retinal photographs which we screen in our office to ascertain the width of certain blood vessels.
Researchers compared retinal photos of 110 healthy people, 13 people with Alzheimer’s and 13 others with mild cognitive impairment, or ‘pre-Alzheimer’s,’ who were taking part also covered the study.
“The widths of certain blood vessels in those with Alzheimer’s were different from vessels in the others and the amount of difference matched the amount of plaque seen on brain scans.” This was research done by the International Alzheimer’s Association.
The study’s lead author suggested that the eye test, in combination with tests using blood tests, may be a possible way of diagnosing the disease earlier. For this diabetes and hypertension, glaucoma and macular degeneration are so important to have done in an eye exam yearly! www.TheEyewearGallery.com Dr. Warren Johnson/ Dr. Burt Bodan www.facebook.com/EyewearGallery, http://twitter.com/eyeweargallery ,http://www.linkedin.com/pub/warren-johnson/12/797/b44