There is a new breakthrough from scientists that have developed a computer program that will screen for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that affects some with diabetes. This research has been shown at the 2014 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and has let the medical field and fellow scientist review its capabilities and technology.
The name Eyeart is being used and is a fully automated set of user friendly tools that will be able to offer a refer/no-refer recommendation based on the images of the patients retina. The data and research has been discovered to be so accurate as trained specialists in screening for the eye disease.
The leading cause of adult blindness is from diabetic retinopathy, which is an eye condition stemming from diabetes which can be treated if diagnosed early. This new technique will assist in the number of screenings and will take the place of other dated testing.