Google AI Matches Diabetic Retinopathy Screens

Source: Medscape

Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Retina

Ophthalmologists do not have to worry just yet, but data from a new machine learning study suggest computers will be able to screen for diabetic retinopathy with similar accuracy, and better cost-effectiveness, in the not-too-distant future, according to a report published online November 29 in JAMA. Experts are divided, however, as to how and when such a technology might be integrated into care, and how specialists such as ophthalmologists and radiologists, who are trained to evaluate image data, should respond.

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