Hyderabad: Diabetes is an epidemic in India it also can cause vision loss due to a complication called Diabetic retinopathy, however it can be prevented with early detection and timely treatment. Artificial intelligence along with smart phone retinal photography can be helpful in creating cost-effective automated screening of diabetic retinopathy.
Tech breakthrough to cure diabetic retinopathy
This is possibly the first study that has looked at the role and accuracy of automated artificial intelligence AI based analysis in smartphone based retinal imaging.
Earlier diabetic retinopathy could only be detected by trained ophthalmologists and retina specialists with the help of retinal cameras. Now smart-phone based retinal imaging has emerged as one of the cost-effective ways of screening for retinopathy. Artificial intelligence can now be used to grade retinal images of people with diabetes and determine which patients have retinopathy needing urgent referral to the ophthalmologist.