While the development of smart phones continues without slowing down, artificial intelligence applications find development in these mobile devices. Many of us use smartphones with smart watches to monitor health. Now, according to an article published in the journal Science Advances , it is possible to diagnose eye diseases one year before the doctors, thanks to the photos taken with smartphones over an artificial intelligence- supported application.
Although it sounds a bit interesting, this artificial intelligence supported algorithm is a learning algorithm that is trained with thousands of photos. Early diagnosis of eye diseases is provided by the application called CRADLE . This pocket ophthalmologist, which can diagnose before doctors, offers an opportunity for you to monitor your child’s eye disease before going to the doctor.
and This application, developed for use in devices, is looking for ”White eye” detail in the photos taken. When found, the device identifies you whether this reflection is a cataract or another eye disease.
Scientists tested the application with about 53,000 photos of 40 children, half of whom had eye disease. The algorithm was able to detect 16 cases about 1 year before doctors even diagnosed.
Early diagnosis is very important in eye diseases as in all diseases. Therefore, early and early diagnoses significantly reduce the damage in the coming years. Developed CRADLE application is described as suitable and useful for all ages.
With technological parenting nowadays, it can be very useful to diagnose the child’s eye disease early with a smartphone application.
However, this application still needs to be tested. Nevertheless, the development of health technology is dazzling.