Dr Mojtaba Golzan
Implications of retinal neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
alzheimer disease | retinal degeneration | amyloid beta-protein | vascular dysfunction | retinal function
Recent research has shown that early signs of Alzheimer s disease (AD) can be detected in the eyes. My research focus is to determine which particular changes in the retina are associated with AD. I will also investigate if blocking the production of beta amyloids (proteins produced in AD) in the eye will indeed help reduce their load in the brain and hence delay the onset of AD. Results from this research maybe used for early diagnosis and future medicinal studies that target the eye in AD.