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Can your eyes see Alzheimer’s disease in your future?

January 01, 2019

Certain eye conditions offer clues to your chances of developing dementia.

w0119a16207258281671It's long been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but can they also provide a view of your brain's future? Researchers increasingly say yes. Studies have identified links between common eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

One study, published in the July 2018 issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia, appeared to validate past findings that linked three eye diseases — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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