Retinal Thinning Tied to Cognitive Decline

Source: Medscape

Thinning of the eye’s retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) appears to be a strong predictor of cognitive decline, new research shows, according to a report in Medscape.

Investigators found healthy individuals with RNFL thinning were twice as likely to develop cognitive decline as their counterparts with normal eyes.

“We have identified a link between thin RNFL and cognitive problems,” study author Paul Foster, MBMS, PhD, professor of glaucoma studies & ophthalmic epidemiology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology & Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, United Kingdom, told Medscape Medical News.

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