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Eye Tests Could Detect Alzheimer's Up To 20 YEARS Before Symptoms Develop
AUGUST 19, 2013 Doctors may one day use eye tests to detect the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.
Non-invasive retinal testing is now being trialled and could help flag up the condition by alerting doctors to the presence of amyloid plaque deposits, a known marker of the disease.
Testing could mean that patients are diagnosed or are at least flagged up as high-risk up to 20 years before noticeable symptoms begin, helping patients get treatment before memory loss develops.
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