Eye Tests for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Digital / Ophthalmology Retina)


Further discussion about the possibilities of using inexpensive eye tests to detect Alzheimer’s Disease, perhaps years before symptoms appear. This particular technique involves the examination of blood vessels and blood flow in the retina, as detected by Octa (Optical coherence tomography angiography).

A NHS Behind the Headlines critical appraisal explores some of the limitations behind the assumptions of this (and similar) research.

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Eye test can pick up Alzheimer’s, study claims. London: NHS Digital (previously NHS Choices); Behind the Headlines, March 12th 2019.

This relates to:

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Yoon, SP. Grewal, DS. [and] Thompson, AC. [et al] (2019). Retinal microvascular and neurodegenerative changes in Alzheimer’s Disease and mild cognitive impairment compared with control participants. Ophthalmology Retina. March 12th 2019. [Epub ahead of print].

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