Look into my eyes to predict my amputation risk

日期:2019-03-07 06:08:05 作者:喻著 阅读:

A GLIMPSE in an eye might soon be enough to diagnose the nerve damage associated with diabetes. Up to 50 per cent of people with diabetes experience nerve damage, which in extreme cases leads to the loss of limb sensation, prompting the need for amputation. Nerve fibre damage is typically assessed through invasive tests, including nerve and tissue biopsies. Now Nathan Efron at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues have developed a non-invasive alternative. Diabetes affects peripheral nerves,