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    Source: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-...can-early.html


    Evidence mounts that an eye scan may detect early Alzheimer's disease
    October 29, 2018, American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer's disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer's. Even patients who have a family history of Alzheimer's but have no symptoms show these telltale signs. And they showed that they can distinguish between people with Alzheimer's and those with only mild cognitive impairment. Results from these studies are being presented at AAO 2018, the 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...
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