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Seeing a diagnosis: How an eye test could aid Alzheimer's detection
Date:1/14/2010

e further along with work using the same technique to detect and assess glaucoma, and will be conducting their first patient trials later this year.

She added: "The equipment used for this research was customised to suit animal models but is essentially the same as is used in hospitals and clinics worldwide. It is also inexpensive and non-invasive, which makes us fairly confident that we can progress quickly to its use in patients.

"Few people realise that the retina is a direct, albeit thin, extension of the brain. It is entirely possible that in the future a visit to a high-street optician to check on your eyesight will also be a check on the state of your brain."


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Contact: Ruth Howells
ruth.howells@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-767-99739
University College London
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