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April 28, 2018

I was having dinner with a group of cycling couples recently We are all participating in the Bike Virginia 6-day riding event in late June and we were discussing travel plans. One of the participants is an optometrist and we got into a discussion about prescription sunglasses for the ride. …

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Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of AI-based “Diagnosis” of Diabetic Retinopathy

By A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE

The FDA just gave first approval to an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for the detection of diabetic retinopathy in the offices of non-ophthalmic health care practitioners. Dubbed the IDx-DR (IDx, LLC, Coralville, Iowa), and paired with a Topcon NW400 non-mydriatic retinal camera, captured images are sent to a cloud-based server that utilizes the IDx-DR software and a ‘deep learning’ algorithm to detect retinal findings consistent with diabetic retinopathy based on autonomous comparison with a large dataset of representative fundus images.

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A1C Inaccuracy

In which of the examples can HbA1c be inaccurate? (When presented to 200 medical professionals, 20% got it wrong.) A. Recent blood transfusion B. Renal failure C. G6PD deficiency D. Medication Uwe (e.g. aspirin) E. All of the above Follow the link for the answer.

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