1. Retinal Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease: In Search of the Holy Grail

    Retinal Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease: In Search of the Holy Grail

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60% to 80% of cases worldwide. 1 The pathologic hallmark of the disease is the accumulation of extracellular beta amyloid plaques and intracellular tau filaments, ultimately leading to neuronal death. The current approved treatments slow down the progression of the disease, but do not stop the neurodegeneration caused by it. The past 2 decades have witnessed repeated failures of clinical trials using disease-modifying therapies targeting amyloid. 2 These failures have prompted a major rethinking of the approach, with the general consensus being that potential treatments would work ...

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