EyeAn eye scintigraphy (an ophthalmological imaging examination) could make it possible to visualize our overall state of aging, to estimate our longevity. Thus, according to the researchers, inspection of the retina would be a good way to assess the biological age (or real age of the body).

In fact, an artificial intelligence system developed in the United Kingdom would now be able to calculate the risk of death over time, depending on the state of the retina. For example, a single year of assessed biological age, in addition to the real age, would mean an increased risk of death of 2% in the following 11 years.

This specificity of the retinal examination would be linked to the very significant presence of nerves and vessels whose state would be strongly linked to that of the rest of the blood circulation in the body and to the state of the brain.

The title of this article is a bit provocative because we have read the same headlines in many media and it’s a bit creepy. Ultimately, without going so far as to say that this examination can predict the time we have left to live, it can be defined as one of the markers of aging which can now be used in anti-aging medicine and in the prevention of age-related diseases and degeneration.

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