New technique DARC may detect early signs of glaucoma
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Researchers have developed a simple eye test that could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma, by detecting the onset of the disease at a very early stage. The new technique called DARC stands for detection of apoptosing retinal cells.

It uses a specially developed fluorescent marker which attaches to cell proteins when injected into patients. Sick cells appear as white fluorescent spots during eye examination. In clinical trials, the pioneering diagnostic allowed doctors to see individual nerve cell death in the back of the eye.

In the future, the test could also be used to diagnose other neuro-degenerative diseases.

http://zeenews.india.com/health/new-eye-test-may-detect-early-signs-of-glaucoma-2000992
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