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Microsoft To Improve Eye Care In India With Help Of Machine Learning

New research development in India for eyecare!

What is Microsoft trying to do now?

After Google’s DeepMind project now Microsoft India has announced about the launch of their new research group. The group is known as Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare and its aims to bring data-driven eyecare services to India.

However DeepMind’s ophthalmology is focused in UK region unlike Microsoft’s which wants to go more global. The giant tech company is collaborating with other researchers from United States, Brazil, Australia and India so that it can train machine learning models that can recognize conditions which can cause blindness. The key strategy partner of Microsoft is L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, that is renowned as prominent hospital in the country. Microsoft is aiming profoundly on children who are ambitious to predict consequences for rate of change of myopia and refractive surgery.

Reason behind this initiative

DeepMind is partnered up with National Health Service of UK to examine eye scans so that they can predict age-related macular degeneration as well as diabetic retinopathy.  These are the two conditions which can result into blindness. The main motto of all these programs is to detect early the signs and prevent the blindness or any other optical damage.

The Eyecare sector is becoming popular area for non-traditional companies to analyze and examine their artificial intelligence and machine learning application in healthcare. Moreover eye conditions led to image analysis which is quite trending now. Computer- aided diagnosis has already been used in other fields like radiological imagery but nowadays tech companies are into developing their own research centres.

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Abhirami Pillai

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