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Eye Health

16 March 2012

Eyes a window to brain health

People who have mild vascular disease that damages the eyes' retinas are more likely to have vascular disease in the brain that causes thinking and memory problems, new research indicates.

The brains of women with retinopathy also had more areas with damaged blood vessels than those without retinopathy.

 

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