New Google Screening For Diabetic Eye Disease

posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:31 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Julie-Anna Humphreys

On Thursday, December 13th, according to a web publication of Reuters, “google launched an artificial intelligence program in Thailand to screen for diabetic eye disease which causes permanent blindness.”

    This program was a follow up of a similar launch in India, and was aimed to show the “social benefits of new AI technologies.” This program actually partnered with hospitals, and had a more accurate detection that actual eye doctors and opticians.

    “The program analyses patients’ eye screen results to assess if they are at a risk of vision loss, which will enable them to have preemptive treatment... The Thai government has been campaigning against behavior that can lead to diabetes and has made the diabetic eye screening one of the country’s national health indicators since 2015.

Uploaded: 12/17/18

Edited By: DP

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-google/google-launches-thai-ai-project-to-screen-for-diabetic-eye-disease-idUSKBN1OC1N2