The clue is in your eyes: New research identifies conclusive link between Alzheimer’s and glaucoma
Video supplied by Gabriella Rogers - Health Reporter, Nine News Sydney
A new study led by Australian researchers on the retinas of glaucoma patients has identified 122 common molecular markers unique to both diseases. While the link between Alzheimer’s and glaucoma is not new, this discovery provides the most conclusive evidence to date.
This discovery will now pave the way for further studies to test these markers in the blood of patients who are suffering from either Alzheimer’s or glaucoma, even in the early stages, providing hope for more affordable and non-invasive tests for the two debilitating conditions.
“Anything we can do which improves the detection of Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma at an earlier stage using unbiased molecular information will have a positive impact on the health outcomes of patients in future” says co-author Dr Vivek Gupta.
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