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Scientists Discover an Important Link Between Eye Diseases and Alzheimer's

Scientists try to figure out how to treat Alzheimer's disease and how to treat it, and a new research has revealed a surprising link between some degenerative eye diseases, including Alzheimer's and blacks disease.

Although it is too early to claim that Alzheimer's causes eye defects (or vice versa), it can open up new ways to detect brain diseases early on in this research (for example, someone has consulted a doctor with eye complaints).

A new study involving 3,877 patients aged 65 years and older lasted 5 years and the study found that patients with certain types of eye diseases were 40-50% more likely to have Alzheimer's. The relationship seems to be worth investigating in more detail.

"We do not say that people with these eye diseases will catch Alzheimer's," said Cecilia Lee, principal investigator at the Washington University School of Medicine.

"The main message of this study is that ophthalmologists should take into account the dangers of dementia in patients with eye diseases and that family physicians should also check for possible dementia or memory loss in patients with eye complaints.

Can the eyes be a window to what is in your brain? This seems to be a possibility. One possibility is that eye controls can be used to detect people at risk for Alzheimer's. In addition, although there is currently no treatment available, proper care can be provided earlier in the disease.

Age-related yellow spot disease, diabetic retinopathy and black spot disease, eye disorders with strong association with Alzheimer's. Three disorders also affect vision in different ways, but they have various hazard-emotional compositions that include age, current conditions, genetic and lifestyle choices.

Cataracts do not seem to have a similar association with Alzheimer's, although it is usually a discomfort caused by age.

Statistics were checked for a number of factors including age, gender, education level, tobacco use, and Apolipoprotein E, which is associated with Alzheimer's.

The exact beginning of Alzheimer's and subsequent dementia (dementia) has been the subject of many researchers in recent years. The abnormal proteins that accumulate in the brain are thought to be responsible for the deterioration of their neural connections.

However, recent studies have challenged this hypothesis, although some studies suggest that there may be a link between viruses and Alzheimer's.

This association with eye disorders is likely to give more information about the source of Alzheimer's by bringing together a number of clues as to what is happening in the nervous system.

While scientists are trying to solve the causes and treatment methods of Alzheimer's, if there is something definite, it is also the size of the problem: Some 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer's and this number is expected to double by 2050.

The more we know about Alzheimer's, the more chance we have to prevent the disease, and even one day we can even reverse the effects of the disease; so this could be an important step forward.

"Our findings are not hard to understand," says Paul Crane, a researcher at the Washington University School of Medicine and one of the researchers.

"This work, considering the eye, strengthens the idea that there may be mechanical things we can learn from the brain."

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