27 April 2017
Source: BBC News
Prof Francesca Cordeiro, from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, told the BBC News website: “For the first time in humans we have a test that identifies [glaucoma] disease activity before the disease develops.
“We are possibly talking five to 10 years before it would normally be identified.”
Bethan Hughes, from the Wellcome Trust, which funded the research, said: “This innovation has the potential to transform lives for those who suffer loss of sight through glaucoma, and offers hope of a breakthrough in early diagnosis of other neurodegenerative diseases.
For more information from the BBC please go to: Glaucoma Test
For further information from UCL please go to: Diagnosing Apoptosing Retinal Cells: Diagnostic for Glaucoma & Alzheimers Disease