Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults in the developed world. But preventing its advance requires screening to catch it in its early stages, and that's a complex process requiring the work of a certified optometrist.
Now the Woodland Hills-based company Eyenuk has developed software to automate the screening process, and the UK's National Health Service is considering adopting this method for all its patients.
The software “represents a fundamental innovation and medical image analysis” and “may have huge potential for telemedicine delivery of eye health care,” according to two abstracts presented at the recent meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Seattle, MDDI Online reports.
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