Reinventing the eye exam with Artificial Intelligence

Ophthalmology is among the most technology-driven of the all the medical specialties.

Mr Pearse Keane, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, gave a fascinating presentation at the Irish College of Ophthalmology meeting on how the latest advances in artificial intelligence are going to transform healthcare and science in the coming years.

Through his collaboration with Google DeepMind, this project aims to investigate how machine learning could help analyse retinal scans of age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

This will ultimately allow for the automated diagnosis of diseases more efficiently and effectively, leading to earlier detection and intervention for patients.