UMass Medical School and AEYE Health Leverage AI to Help Family Doctors Screen and Refer Patients With Eye Conditions to Specialists

AEYE Health and UMass Medical School, in collaboration with UMass Memorial Health Care, are developing a system which enables family doctors to screen patients for various retinal conditions and enable timely referrals to specialists.

As part of this effort, AEYE Health’s AI will be incorporated into UMass’s patient treatment protocols to automatically diagnose various retinal and systemic diseases from digital fundus images obtained at primary care clinics.

According to Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM, Professor and Chair of UMass Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, “There are multiple eye diseases that can be detected and treated early to prevent vision loss. Therefore, leveraging the power of AI to promote adherence to screening protocols is nothing less than sight saving. Early detection and intervention are crucial in preventing severe vision loss.”

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