Ocular diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

  • US 20040152068A1
  • Filed: 11/18/2003
  • Published: 08/05/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of diagnosing Alzheimer'"'"'s Disease in a mammal, the method comprising contacting an ocular tissue with a detectably-labeled compound that binds to an amyloid protein, wherein the compound is a fluorescent dye, wherein an increase in binding of said compound to said ocular tissue compared to a normal control level of binding indicates that said mammal is suffering from or is at risk of developing Alzheimer'"'"'s Disease.

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