What do your eyes reveal?

It is said that the eyes they are "the window of the soul", but it is possible that through your pupils you can find the way to your brain, and therefore the opportunity to observe, in a non-invasive way, the progress of degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis .

According to a study published by the scientific journal Annals of Neurology, through the use of a technique called Optical Coherence and Magnetic Resonance Tomography , you can observe the degeneration of the nerves of the visual path that is representative of what happens inside the brain.


What do your eyes reveal?

For the experts Iñigo Gabilondo and Pablo Villoslada, responsible for the group Multiple Sclerosis, Pathogenesis and New Therapies of the Neuroimmunology Program of the Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, the eye is a window to brain, since it extends to the retina through the optic nerve.

The retina, being part of the brain, is also affected by neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

Through this procedure you can monitor the progress of the disease, while opening the possibility that drugs and new therapies can be developed to control degenerative diseases of the nervous system.

The multiple sclerosis it is almost three times more frequent in women, but it affects men more severely; In addition, it is a disease that occurs regularly between 16 and 20 years of age.

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