​IBM deep learning improves detection of diabetic eye disease

0 Posted by - 21st April 2017 - Technology

IBM is using its deep learning and visual analytics technology to improve the early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR).

Results from new research published by IBM – which classify the degree of severity of the disease in an eye image – exceed currently published studies for severity classification using deep learning and pathology insights.

A new method created by the IBM team achieved an accuracy score of 86 per cent in classifying the severity of the disease across five levels recognised on the international clinical DR scale.

IBM believes the research could potentially provide doctors and clinicians with a better view of disease progression so they can determine the best treatment.

Diabetic retinopathy is the world’s leading cause of blindness and affects one in three of the 422 million people who suffer from diabetes globally. If untreated, it can lead to blindness but early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of blindness of 95 per cent.

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