Univ of Mich device can predict diabetes & macular degeneration through eyes

A vision testing device developed by two University of Michigan researchers is showing promise in the detection of diabetes, both in its early and potentially blinding stages.

It also may help diagnose changes that occur in the eye as early as 10 years before a person is diagnosed with macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.

Eventually, eye doctors may use the device to determine if vitamins and drug injections taken by patients with macular degeneration actually stop progression of the disease, said Dr. Victor Elner, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at U-M’s Kellogg Eye Center.

http://www.freep.com/article/20080715/BUSINESS06/807150319/0/MULTI/U-M-device-can-predict-diabetes-through-eyes?odyssey=nav|head

 

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