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How to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s with a simple eye exam before symptoms appear | KurzweilAI

How to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s with a simple eye exam before symptoms appear | KurzweilAI

University of Minnesota (UMN) scientists and associates have developed new technology that can detect signs of Alzheimer’s before the onset of symptoms — early enough to give drugs a chance to work — in mice and humans by simply examining the back of their eyes.

Looking at Alzheimer’s effects through the eye is a key advantage of the new technology. “The retina of the eye is not just ‘connected’ to the brain — it is part of the central nervous system,” said Swati More, PhD…

Source: How to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s with a simple eye exam before symptoms appear | KurzweilAI