Eye Abnormalities May Serve as Early Biomarkers for hATTR Amyloidosis

Eye Abnormalities May Serve as Early Biomarkers for hATTR Amyloidosis

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Eye Abnormalities May Serve as Early Biomarkers for hATTR Amyloidosis

Changes in the function of the retina, in combination with nerve damage in the cornea, can be used as early biomarkers of hereditary transthyretin (hATTR) amyloidosis, also known as familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), a study reports. Researchers suggest that a complete eye exam could be useful to detect problems in the retina (region at the back of the eye that enables vision) and the cornea (the eye’s clear protective outer layer) before patients develop symptoms.…

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