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    Characterising the ocular phenotype in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease
    Lim, Jeremiah ( 2018)
    This thesis shows that amyloid beta found in the brain is also present in the retina of a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease. By applying non-invasive retinal techniques, we show that neuronal structural and functional changes occur early in this model and that these are associated with vascular dysfunction. Such retinal hallmarks differentiate Alzheimer's changes from healthy ageing mice and provide evidence that the retina is a viable biomarker for dementia.