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AI eye scans could detect Parkinson’s disease early in Nigeria

There could be a ray of hope in Nigeria for early detection of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as prior research had indicated that the disease is not adequately diagnosed in Nigeria.


Now, a recent study in the United Kingdom proposes that artificial intelligence (AI) eye scans may have the ability to identify Parkinson’s disease (PD) in individuals prior to the emergence of symptoms.


Medical research had advised that with the increase in elderly population in Nigeria, it is  crucial to conduct further studies on the occurrence and diagnosis for PD in the country. This requires increased funding, resources, and a skilled team of neurologists and scientists.