With the growing age of new equipment, the eye care industry is adjusting and adapting. New technology is making it easier to detect and treat some of the eyes most elusive diseases, in turn, creating solutions to the worlds patients. See how artificial intelligence is bound to take over the optometry and ophthalmology industry forever.
New technology may make it easier to view and investigate images of eye systems to detect different diseases. This image recognition technology includes dermatology, radially and ophthalmology and are leading the way in new AI research. New image recognition technology may possibly change the way we find and treat diseases to patients across the globe.
Diabetic Retinophathy is an eye blinding disease that affects more than 29 million Americans each year. People at high risk for this disease are diabetics and those living an unhealthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, there are currently not enough ophthalmologists to treat people who need diabetic eye screenings, but that’s where artificial intelligence comes in. New technology allows primary doctors and other physicians to analyze the images of the eye with a camera to detect the disease.
Macular Degeneration often progresses with age and affects over 10 million Americans. This disease causes vision loss in the center of the eye, often creating a “tunnel vision” affect. Artificial intelligence however is proving affective in detecting early onset macular degeneration. New image scanning technology is able to detect signs of macular degeneration sooner which allows for more treatment time, and in turn, better results.