The University of California, San Francisco team examined tiny blood vessels at the back of the eyes of elderly people with and without APOE4 gene mutations, the most prevalent genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Photo: Getty Images
The University of California, San Francisco team examined tiny blood vessels at the back of the eyes of elderly people with and without APOE4 gene mutations, the most prevalent genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Photo: Getty Images
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Will you develop Alzheimer’s disease? Early signs could be detected in your eyes before symptoms arise

  • Scans of the eyes’ retinas can identify key changes in blood vessels which may provide an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows
  • Small vessels in the retinas may also be linked to other brain diseases, including other types of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and certain dementias

The University of California, San Francisco team examined tiny blood vessels at the back of the eyes of elderly people with and without APOE4 gene mutations, the most prevalent genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Photo: Getty Images
The University of California, San Francisco team examined tiny blood vessels at the back of the eyes of elderly people with and without APOE4 gene mutations, the most prevalent genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Photo: Getty Images
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