Diagnosing Neurological Diseases with Eyedrops

Diagnosing the Brain by Gazing into the Eyes – SheLovesGhosts via Wikimedia

Researchers at UCSD are developing diagnostic eyedrops or and ointment that will allow physicians to detect neuro-degenerative conditions simply by looking into a patient’s eyes.  Using fluorescent markers in either eyedrops or an ointment, the specific amyloids associated with each degenerative disease can be detected.  The markers will light up in different colors depending on which amyloids are present and allow for quick and easy diagnosis.

(Source: Popular Science)

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