Searching for signs of neurodegenerative disease

While there has been speculation as to whether optical imaging techniques may have a role to play in monitoring, and potentially even diagnosing, certain neurodegenerative conditions, the jury is still out.  
 
Evidence of changes to the number of retinal ganglion cells in patients with Alzheimer’s has been reported, although the scientific community disputes that AMD and Alzheimer’s have a shared pathogenesis.
 
However, results from a Taiwanese study last year proposed a link between AMD and an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. 
 
More studies on the topic are likely to raise further questions during 2014.
 
 
 

 

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