Eye test ‘could spot Alzheimer’s’

Early dementia could be detected with a simple eye test, similar to those used to test for high blood pressure and diabetes, US scientists believe.

The test, developed by a team led by Dr Lee Goldstein, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, uses a non-invasive laser to study the lens of the eye.

It checks for deposits of beta-amyloid – the protein found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.

The procedure has worked in a trial in mice, a conference in Spain has heard.

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