Scientists are using artificial intelligence with the hopes of being able to assist doctors in choosing the ideal treatment for patients with vision loss, specifically individuals who have diabetic macular edema. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of vision loss among adults in the United States and beyond. The researchers are using AI to analyze retinal images.
"Our approach could potentially be used in eye clinics to prevent unnecessary and costly trial-and-error treatments and thus alleviate a substantial treatment burden for patients," said research team leader Sina Farsiu from Duke University. "The algorithm could also be adapted to predict therapy response for many other eye diseases, including neovascular age-related macular degeneration."
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"Artificial intelligence predicts treatment outcome for diabetes-related vision loss"