Eye Changes May Identify Parkinson's Disease
Researchers have identified changes in the eye in patients with Parkinson's disease that can be seen with noninvasive, inexpensive imaging equipment, raising hopes that this could in future become a method for the early diagnosis of the condition. The team led by eye specialists from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, report decreased retinal microvascular perfusion and structural alterations in the choroid compared with findings in cognitively healthy control individuals.
@koushin It has been shown previously that Parkinson's is associated with increased vascular disease in the brain. It could be that we are observing the same changes in the vasculature in the retina. We have seen similar changes in the retinal blood vessels in Alzheimer's but there is more retinal thinning in Alzheimer's disease