Eye-Testing Device May Be Key to Early Alzheimer's Detection
The Cognoptix SAPPHIRE II platform can detect Alzheimer’s disease by administering an ophthalmic ointment to the eye and using a proprietary Fluorescent Ligand Scanning instrument to provide a measurement of beta amyloid in the patient’s lens. (Source: Cognoptix)
We can also correlate this with Cancer if detected in early stages also there is no surity that the patient will survice but early detection helps more treatement not only more but all the necessary one . So early detection of any disease can is a positive point for taking necessary actions and steps .
Nancy I agree with you any disease when diagnosed at early stage is always favourable not because it will definitely save the life but it helps the patient to remain stable for a longer period of time and helps attendants to be satisfied that they had done what they could do for the health of the patients
I agree with you Jack but for the life of me, I can't remember what you wrote. All kidding aside, the thought of catching the disease early would no doubt be incredible, considering it would give us more time to spend with our loved ones.
Battar, you are so very wrong about knowing one has a non-treatable problem. That knowledge allows one to abandon the distant future and would certainly change my plans. No need to plan for one's future if one won't be there.
Of course, for those chained by their fears that is a different story. I pity those folks, also those neurotic folks who see everything as a problem that somebody else must fix. One's helping hand is at the end of their arm, so be sure to have the skills that you need, because nobody else will do "it" for you. Whatever "it" happens to be.
Ah, yes, Nancy, thanks for the clarification. I understand what he means now. Perhaps early detection, as you mention, could allow someone to take measures to mitigate the symptoms and causes of the disease and as Daniyal pointed out, allow for less drug intervention later. That's another reason why this test could be such a benefit for people.
That's an interesting idea, Nancy. I think you're probably right about the volume sales. That seems to be one of the most attractive aspects of this to me--the fact that it can be done in a doctor's office quite easily.
Thanks, Pubudu. I am not sure if this means less people will have Alzheimer's, but at least those who are at risk to develop the disease may have a chance to prepare better for that, and perhaps take advantage of new and experimental drugs.
That is an interesting perspective, Battar, especially about the insurance prices. But I think that healthcare shouldn't be ruled by something like that and if a person has a chance for early detection and treatment, it still is a good thing. You certainly have good points, though.
Software engineers have a saying - "never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle".
Early diagnosis of a medical condition for which there is no known treatment or cure isn't going far to improve anyones' quality of life. It might actually have a negative efffect on health insurance premiums,
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