Dementia Diagnosis and Prediction Using Eye Examinations? (BBC News)

Summary

A £1.1m three year study involving researchers from Dundee University and Edinburgh will investigate whether eye tests can aid non-invasive diagnosis by providing an “early warning” of Alzheimer’s Disease and other conditions. It is thought that changes in the eye could help predict the onset of dementia and possibly play a role in differential diagnosis.

Custom-developed computer software will be used to analyse high-definition images of the retina from multiple instruments. The team will also use existing software and cross-reference data with medical history information from Ninewells Hospital to explore possible patterns and relationships.

Full Text Link

Reference

University’s £1m study of eyeball link to Alzheimer’s. Scotland: BBC Tayside and Central Scotland / BBC Health News, October 27th 2014.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in BBC News, Diagnosis, For Researchers (mostly), In the News, Quick Insights, Scotland, UK, Universal Interest and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.