Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Alzheimer's Disease Health Center

Font Size
A
A
A

Eye Test Spots Alzheimer's Before Symptoms

Preliminary Research Suggests Eye Test May Aid in Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

Eye Changes, Brain Plaque, Alzheimer's Linked continued...

Without early detection, some doctors say, development of effective treatments will be that much harder. They say that some promising drugs may have failed in testing because the studies enrolled people whose disease was too advanced.

"As we work toward the ultimate goal of preventing and treating Alzheimer's, all the pieces are going to have to come together, and one of these pieces is early detection," William E. Klunk, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a member of the Alzheimer's Association’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Council, tells WebMD.

Frost and colleagues plan to continue studying their test in larger numbers of people.

These findings were presented at a medical conference. They should be considered preliminary as they have not yet undergone the "peer review" process, in which outside experts scrutinize the data prior to publication in a medical journal.

1 | 2

Today on WebMD

alzheimer's disease warning signs
ARTICLE
Alzheimers Overview
SLIDESHOW
 
Best Memory Boosting Games
ARTICLE
Alzheimers Dementia
ARTICLE
 
daughter and father
ARTICLE
senior man
ARTICLE
 
Making Diagnosis
Article
caregiver
ARTICLE
 
Woman comforting ailing mother
ARTICLE
mri scan of human brain
QUIZ
 
senior woman with lost expression
ARTICLE
Antioxidants Memory
ARTICLE