Retinal imaging may play a role in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. A study by Shaun Frost and colleagues from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization showed that the width of retinal blood vessels are different in poeple with Alzheimer’s disease.
At this time the retinal changes are subtle and only recognizable using advanced computer software. In the future, early Alzheimer’s disease detection may be best detected by an eye examination.
By Dr. Cook, O.D.