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AI-software automatically detects AMD and diabetic retinopathy

Technology developed by a Dutch company uses a fundus camera to scan the retina with an alarm sounding when imperfections are registered

07 Oct 2019 by Selina Powell

A Dutch company has developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology to assist in the diagnosis of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

RetCAD uses a fundus camera to scan the retina with AI software sounding an alarm when imperfections are registered.

The scan can be performed by a range of eye care professionals, including ophthalmologists and optometrists.

The technology was developed by Thirona and has been integrated into Topcon’s Harmony referral system.

Thirona is developing an extension of RetCAD to increase the number of eye conditions that can be recognised.

The technology was launched at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons congress in Paris (14–18 September).  

Image credit: Pixabay/geralt

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