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Parkinsons Disease Diagnosis Years in Advance? Retinal Thinning via Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Recent research provides evidence that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with thinning of specific retinal layers that can be detected years before diagnosis. Key facts: Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) had thinner retinal ganglion cell and inner plexiform layers compared to controls. Thinning of the inner nuclear layer, which contains dopamine cells, was also seen …

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