Due to the pervasiveness of modern technology, artificial intelligence (AI) has been considered as a great asset, especially when it comes to precision medicine. Following the previous reports about AI’s potential in cancer and Alzheimer’s disease detection and treatment, artificial intelligence is now ready to take on the challenge in blindness prevention.
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Today, combining the field of medicine and artificial intelligence is no longer new and surprising, instead it has become very promising. But what is more interesting is the fact that the AI is not only invading the field of medicine but also the existence of its broad and expansive subspecialties.
Google DeepMind and London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital have recently collaborated to create an artificial intelligence-based platform that will determine eye diseases from scans. According to Daily Mirror, the collaboration will use artificial intelligence to detect early signs of conditions, which are often missed by humans, in a million anonymous eye scans.
“Our research with DeepMind has the potential to revolutionize the way professionals carry out eye tests and could lead to earlier detection and treatment of common eye diseases such as AMD [Age-Related Macular Degeneration],” Moorfields Eye Hospital’s National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Center in Ophthalmology director and professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw said, as per BBC News. “With sight loss predicted to double by the year 2050, it is vital we explore the use of cutting-edge technology to prevent eye disease.