Tag Archives: Drusen (Spots on Retina)

Earlier Diagnosis of Glaucoma – and Possibly Many Neurodegenerative Diseases – By Retinal Examination? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary A fluorescent dye injected into the bloodstream may, in future, provide a convenient method of detecting glaucoma earlier – perhaps a decade before more overt symptoms and damage have had the opportunity to develop – by identifying changes in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Eye Firm, Optos, Developing Test for Alzheimer’s Disease

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 11, June 2011]. Summary Fife-based retinal imaging company Optos has reported positive results in a screening test for Alzheimer’s Disease. The aim is to … Continue reading

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