What is it about?

This review article summarizes recent findings regarding ways in which a recently developed, fast and safe examination (OCT angiography) can potentially help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease early on and differentiate it from other common forms of dementia.

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Why is it important?

An earlier and more accurate diagnosis of dementia means greater chances of dealing with it more effectively. This eye examination is also non-invasive, which means more comfort and less risk for the patient, in contrast to other common neurological examinations currently needed to make a specific diagnosis.

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This page is a summary of: The Contribution of Ocular Biomarkers in the Differential Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease versus Other Types of Dementia and Future Prospects, Journal of Alzheimer s Disease, March 2021, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/jad-201516.
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