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As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias grows, so too does the pressure on the medical community to identify dementias as early as possible and potentially treat them. Researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are using optical technologies to capture the manifestations of dementia in the brain before outward symptoms of the condition occur.
Optics may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of memory loss and AD.
And as it turns out, those with an eye toward early AD diagnosis may just have found the answer in the eyes of people experiencing its beginning stages. At Duke University, researchers are using multimodal retinal imaging — including OCT, OCT angiography,…