January 28th, 2016 by divider



Wolfgang Fink, a University of Arizona associate professor at the College of Engineering, has developed an iPhone app designed to perform on-the-go retinal eye exams. The software can be used in the hands of a trained personnel, rather than an ophthalmologist, who simply takes an image of the patients eye using the iPhone camera. The image then gets sent to an intelligent software that assesses the image and returns it to the phone with a prognosis. The app focuses primarily on the back of the eye and will be able to detect diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and like in the case of Demeris Herrera, diabetic retinopathy. The app is expected to be released for commercial use sometime in 2016.

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