Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from diabetes and are at risk of losing their eyesight.
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is treatable if caught early enough, but it's hard to detect in its early stages, and in its later stages, it's irreversible.
Now researchers at Google have developed a method for artificial intelligence to detect DR in patients, Big News Network reports. And Fortune reports that the model they are developing may fit on a mobile device.
This would allow many more patients to be tested for the disease, especially in areas with limited access to professional healthcare.
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