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Report: Eye test could diagnose Alzheimer's

January 15, 2010 12:43:05 AM PST
Researchers have discovered an eye test that could diagnose Alzheimer's disease.A London scientist says the retina is a thin extension of the brain, and by applying eye drops and taking infrared photos, doctors can highlight damage in the retina and the brain. He thinks doctors could then detect the early stages of Alzheimer's.

Researchers say it may not be long before doctors are checking your eyesight and brain in one visit.