Navigation Links
Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest
Date:7/14/2014

SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest.

In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association between levels of beta-amyloid plaques in the retina of the eye and levels of the plaques in the brain. Beta-amyloid plaques in the brain are associated with Alzheimer's disease.

This type of eye test could be used in conjunction with the brain scans and clinical tests currently relied on to diagnose Alzheimer's, study author Shaun Frost, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, said in a news release from the Alzheimer's Association.

The eye test could also be used to monitor the progression of Alzheimer's and a patient's response to treatment, Frost added.

The preliminary results were scheduled for release at the annual meeting of the Alzheimer's Association in Copenhagen, Denmark, which started Sunday. The full study, involving 200 participants, is expected to be completed later this year.

Another study presented at the meeting utilized a different type of eye test. It found a strong link between levels of beta-amyloid plaques in the lens of the eye and in the brain.

"There is a critical need for a fast, dependable, low-cost and readily available test for the early diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Pierre Tariot, director of the Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., said in an Alzheimer's Association news release. Tariot was a principal investigator in the study.

Research presented at meetings is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about Alzheimer's disease.

SOURCE: Alzheimer's Association, news release, July 13, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimers early
2. Lab monitoring tests not always ordered per recommendations
3. Cancer risks increase with complex heart tests
4. Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging low for most children; rises with complex tests
5. Cancer patient demands rarely lead to unnecessary tests and treatments
6. Allina Health study shows information sharing between health systems reduces tests
7. Smartphone app reads blood oxygen levels to hospital standards, advances to global obstetrics tests
8. Study could lead to liquid biopsy tests for bladder cancer
9. Follow-up tests improve colorectal cancer recurrence detection
10. HPV home tests could identify cancer risk
11. American Society of Hematology releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question as part of Choosing Wisely campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest
(Date:6/23/2017)... Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... of the president's nominee for deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, retired Marine Col. Thomas ... on Veterans Affairs. , Bowman brings an intimacy with the issues and ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs today announced ... located at 4210 SW 21st St. Topeka, Kan. 66604 (near 21st and Gage). It ... Group who owns three other locations in the Topeka and Bonner Springs, Kan. area. ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... 21 Middle East and South Asia Leaders Selected ... from government, business and civil society in 11 countries across the Middle East and ... in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the leading minds in their ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... American Farmer, will feature Chr. Hansen, Inc (CHR Hansen) in an upcoming episode ... Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your local listings for more info. ... 1874 after a groundbreaking discovery of how to industrialize enzymes. Rooted in science and ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... All-Star Insurance, a family managed agency that offers insurance management ... announcing the launch of a new charity drive to benefit women in the area ... reveal that an estimated 252, 710 new cases of invasive or high risk breast ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/1/2017)... BLUE BELL, Pa. , June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Nutriceuticals (PRN) and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD ... direct investment in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. ... Nutriceutical Holdings with the option to acquire the entire ... ideal partner in KD. They are committed to growing ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... 2017  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... will represent the Company in a fireside chat at Goldman ... June 13, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. PT / 1:40 p.m. ... Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. ... be available on the Company,s website at http://www.endo.com/investors/overview . ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... 22, 2017  As the specialty pharmacy industry ... to make the revolutionary shift from volume-based to ... ensuring positive patient outcomes and shaping the future ... focus away from clinical trials and toward data ... specialty drug therapy utilization in precise patient populations. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: