AI model helps solve myopia problems
By / Ye Jiao
Proofreader / Zhao Siyuan
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After analyzing millions of medical optometry big data, Liu Yizhi's team from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University created an artificial intelligence prediction model for myopia, which is now applied to a cloud platform published on November 8, to provide myopia variation tendency prediction services individually.
In the decade from 2005 to 2015, the research team collected 1.25 million optometric results from eight medical institutions. “All these numerous data helped us find rules in the development of myopia in adolescents.” Said Liu.
By accessing the smart platform and inputting the age and degree of the two myopia records taken at least one-year interval, the myopia degree changes within 10 years and the risk of high myopia before age 18 can be predicted.
The diagnostic accuracy is 90 percent within three years, and 80 percent within 10 years. Thus, by means of implementing early intervention such as increasing outdoor activities can slow down the aggravation of myopia and reduce the risk of high myopia.
Type setting: Zhang Chi
Instructors: Zhang Pei & Chen Yu
Chief editor: Yu Jinsong
New media director: Zhang Chi