Eye Testing Could Detect Alzheimers 20 Years Before

According to new research, doctors may one day use eye tests to find the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Non-invasive retinal testing is now being trialled and could help flag up the condition by informing doctors to the presence of amyloid plaque deposits, a known sign 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 begins.

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