Eye Test Could Lead To Middle-Age Alzheimer’s Catch
January 15, 2010
U.K. (ChattahBox) – A new method of scanning for Alzheimer’s almost 20 years before the average age of onset is being developed by a British research group, and could lead to major changes in early detection technology.
The method would be available through optometrist office’s, and would allow middle-age patients to be screened for the disease.
As it is already in a heavy stage of development, and is inexpensive to operate, it is hoped that within three years it will be a part of regular checkups.
“This research is very exciting. If we can delay the onset of dementia by five years, we can halve the number of people who will die from the disease,” Alzheimer’s Society’s Dr Susanne Sorensen said of the method created by University College London.