• Nicolle C.

Eye | Can AI detect Papilloedema (better than you)?

As a medical student, I struggle to get the ophthalmoscope focused on the back of the eye, much less identify the optic disc and evaluate if it is abnormal. (Admittedly, as a medical student, I struggle with most things - interpreting ECGs, hearing "lub-dub" with my stethoscope or even just finding the observation charts before the surgeon finishes his "examination".) Wouldn't it be helpful to get some AI assistance with my fundoscopy? As technology continues to advance and permeate the modern healthcare system, we have to assess what these tools can and cannot do, and how well they can do them. Can a computer read X-rays? Can a robot perform surgery? Can AI evaluate an eye?

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