American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Meeting

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Habash R. Artificial intelligence. Presented at: Eyecelerator; April 21, 2022; Washington.

Disclosures: Healio/OSN could not confirm relevant financial disclosures at the time of publication.
April 21, 2022
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AI offers eye care applications for diagnostics, health screening

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Habash R. Artificial intelligence. Presented at: Eyecelerator; April 21, 2022; Washington.

Disclosures: Healio/OSN could not confirm relevant financial disclosures at the time of publication.
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WASHINGTON — Smartphone diagnostics and non-ocular diagnostics are up-and-coming artificial intelligence applications in ophthalmology, according to a presenter here.

During an Eyecelerator@ASCRS presentation, Ranya Habash, MD, said that health data platforms, blockchain technology and remote training using AI are “digital health transformers” in eye care. Other areas of medicine that use AI include population health screening, remote patient monitoring and virtual reality diagnostics, she said.

Ranya Habash

Habash said AI is being used to train models to diagnose conditions such as diabetic retinopathy.

“We show the machine several different pictures of what it looks like when an eye has DR and when they don’t, and the machine eventually learns. Once you stack these layers on top of each other, we get neural networks, and the deeper the learning goes, the more nonlinear it goes,” Habash said.

Looking to the future, Habash said she is particularly excited about smartphone diagnostic screening due to its potential to “equalize” health care.

“We look forward to a lot of the things that are coming out in terms of surgical suite and the interconnection of devices around the surgeon,” she said.