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FDA approves first AI enabled software diagnostic to detect diabetic retinopathy without human graders

  The US FDA has announced the authorization of an AI (artificial intelligence) enabled software diagnostic for the screening of diabetic patients for retinopathy. The approved device, manufactured by US company IDx, uses specialized software to determine the status of a fundus image and adjudicate whether or not specialist ophthalmic consultancy is required. As the […]

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Association of low birth weight with low visual acuity and refractive error appear to persist well into adulthood, according to new German study

A German research study, led by investigators at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Mainz, have demonstrated an association between low birth weight and low visual acuity in adulthood. The research findings, built on data collected by the Gutenberg Health Study, demonstrated that a low birth weight is associated with low visual acuity and with […]

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Prospective multicenter cohort study shows association between cytokine biomarkers and anti-VEGF treatment of DME

Canadian research with DME (diabetic macular edema) patients has shown a statistically significant association between aqueous humour levels of ICAM-1 (intercellular adhesion molecule-1) and a favourable anatomic response to ranibizumab therapy. The clinical research study, conducted by investigators at the Department of Ophthalmology, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, showed that an increasing baseline level of aqueous […]

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