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Eye imaging technology could be used to detect dementia decades before symptoms

Eye imaging technology could be used to detect dementia in patients as much as 20 years before symptoms show themselves, a Perth conference has been told.

Dementia researchers say that with new developments in eye imaging technology, they can monitor changes in the eye which may mirror changes that occur in the brain with dementia.

Clinical trials have suggested eye imaging may detect Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia up to 20 years before symptoms appear.

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