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Artificial Intelligence May Be Used to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

The future of this technology

Because of these new discoveries, more doctors are inclined to join in on this technological movement. Some experts predict that “at larger institutions, using AI to read photos of patients with diabetic retinopathy will likely become more predominant in the next five to 10 years”(Aiello). This statistic provides the public with a very small time-frame. This time frame indicates two potential correlations associated with diabetic retinopathy technology. The first correlation would exist between the accuracy of the diabetic retinopathy technology and the positive results it displays. The second correlation displays how far this technology is from being complete. Medical professionals state that “we find that for about 10 percent of our photos when we do screenings, they aren’t readable” (Dr. Julia A. Haller). Because this technology is so new, there are still a few accuracy problems that need to be solved.