On stage at 100% Optical: artificial intelligence in optometry
Wen Hwa Lee, chief executive officer of Action Against AMD, will discuss the potential of artificial intelligence in eye care, and how transformation can be enabled
01 January 2023
What is the focus of your session?
At a glance
Where: Main stage
When: 27 February at 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Who: Wen Hwa Lee, chief executive officer of Action Against AMD
AI is not restricted to self-driving cars, production lines or e-commerce recommendations. One of its most promising applications is in healthcare – and ophthalmology is at the forefront of this revolution.
We will be sharing the advances and potentials of AI in eye care, and how AI can further augment the role of optometrists in the healthcare of tomorrow. We will be sharing our vision of a unique collaboration between the public, researchers, charities, and the all-important optometry sector, to enable the enhanced optometrist of the future.
What are some of the key messages you wish to highlight?There’s an enormous potential in deploying AI, but thus far these have been restricted to hospitals/secondary care – with data needed to attract researchers for ‘disease-care’. If we are to unlock the potential of AI for High Street practitioners, we too need to aggregate optometry data to enable research into earlier stages of multiple conditions and deliver the true ‘health-care’. This can be most efficiently done as a collaboration across different sectors, including charities like Action Against AMD.
The opportunity for critical positioning always opens during fundamental step-changes: we are experiencing one right now, so let’s lead and not be led