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One of the main frustrations of eye specialists is that many cases of blindness can be prevented, and that’s driving them to find ways to detect eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma as early as possible. For many experts, artificial intelligence is a promising way to enable screening for these conditions in primary care settings.

Dr. Robin Ross, an ophthalmologist and director of the Arizona-based Global Retina Institute, said, “85% of vision loss is preventable, but it’s a matter of detecting it early. And that detection usually occurs before patients have symptoms.”

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