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DeepMind develops AI to diagnose eye diseases


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Crunched data from thousands of retinal scans to train an AI algorithm.

Analyses them for signs of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and AMD.

Detects signs of eye disease more quickly and efficiently than human specialists.

Two-year partnership with NHS and London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital.

The technology could enter clinical trials in a few years.

The study was published in the Nature Medicine journal.

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Company developing AI systems for solving problems.

Dominic King

Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College London

Moorfields Eye Hospital London

One of the world’s leading eye hospitals, providing expertise in clinical care, research and teaching and education

Nature Medicine

Scientific Journal providing information from all areas of medicine.


UK National Health Service, publicly funded healthcare system in England

Peng Tee Khaw

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

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