Do you have any of these eye diseases? You are at a risk of Alzheimer’s!
Millions of elderly people across the globe are affected by the fatal Alzheimer’s disease. In spite of this, no medicines have been found out to cure a person completely from Alzheimer’s. But a new study reveals how certain eye diseases can help identify the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in a person!
Researchers conducted the study on over 3500 people who are 65 years of age and above. They found a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. They were clearly interlinked with Alzheimer’s disease!
Experts point out that if ophthalmologists diagnose any of these three eye diseases in a person, they must be made aware of the risks of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s. But it does not mean that people who suffer from any of these eye conditions are finally going to fall prey to Alzheimer’s. This is just for a precaution!
Just like any other organ of the body, the eye is also connected to the brain. This offers room for more in-depth study on dementia and Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects the brain.