Saturday, November 13, 2010

Optical Scientists, Psychiatrists Develop Minimally Invasive Eye Test for Alzheimer's

Building upon a recent discovery that the same Alzheimer's disease process that goes on in the brain also occurs in the eye, researchers have developed a pair of optical tests that can determine the presence of amyloid beta proteins -- found in all Alzheimer's patients -- in the lens of the eye. A device called an interior laser ophthalmoscope can pick up the presence of the amyloid protein.

Dr.Sanjay Mongia

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