Could this simple breakthrough be all that it takes to detect a deadly debilitating disease that has stricken many over the years? According to a new report, a simple cost-effective and non-invasive eye exam may be able to detect Parkinson’s disease – crucially before any symptoms develop, according to new research.
A new method of observing early changes in the retina may be able to catch the warning signs of Parkinson’s before any developments in the brain occur, and before symptoms like tremors and muscle stiffness begin. The new imaging technique was discovered by scientists at London’s UCL Institute of Ophthalmology by using instruments already routinely used in optometrists and eye clinics. CONTINUE