Study examines the relationship between the retinal changes and Alzheimer’s disease
Sunday 17 July 2011
A small pilot study investigated whether characteristics of blood vessels in the retina might serve as possible biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. By examining retinal photographs of people with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy participants, researchers found that the width of certain blood vessels were different for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
The study was carried out by Shaun Frost, CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Center, and colleagues and reported on during the Alzheimer’s Association 2011 International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease in Paris, France.
For further information please see the article entitled “Retinal Imaging May Prove Useful In Identifying Individuals at Risk for Alzheimer's” on the Alzheimer’s Association website at: