Study finds link between eyes and Parkinson’s disease
A new study claims to find the link between the health of eyes and Parkinson’s disease.
The study has found that certain characteristics of the eyes could indicate the presence of Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have found that when the lining of nerve cells at the back of the eye – retina, becomes thin, it could be linked to Parkinson’s disease.
The lining of retina becomes thin when there is a loss of brain cells that produce dopamine. Dopamine is a substance in the body that helps the brain to control movements of limbs.
Lack of dopamine causes loss of control and causes, shakes and tremors. These are also the most common effects of Parkinson’s disease as it impairs motor ability.
Researchers have also found that the thinner is the lining of retina, the greater is the severity of disease.
The information discovered in the study can prove useful in early diagnostics or detection of Parkinson’s disease.
Using this data, neurologists may be able to use a simple eye scan to detect Parkinson’s disease in the near future.