Alzheimer's disease: An eye test could provide early warning

| March 18, 2019

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In the future, a doctor might be able to tell whether someone is heading toward Alzheimer's disease not by carrying out expensive brain scans, but during an eye exam. A new study paper in the journal Ophthalmology Retina outlines research that took place at Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. The researchers propose that a loss in the density of blood vessels in the retina could suggest the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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Obagi Medical Products, Inc., a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, markets and sells, and is the leading provider of proprietary topical aesthetic and therapeutic clinically-proven skin care systems in the physician-dispense market. The systems are designed to prevent and improve the most common and visible skin disorders. The foundation of the company began in 1988 with the creation of the Obagi Nu-Derm® System, developed by leading skin care experts. In 1997 the company officially began operations as Obagi Medical Products, Inc.

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