World-first artificial intelligence foundation model for eye care to supercharge global efforts to prevent blindness
Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that has the potential to not only identify sight-threatening eye diseases but also predict general health, including heart attacks, stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
Four world-leading experts, including Hari Jayaram and Gus Gazzard from Moorfields, have combined their knowledge with the findings from over 150 peer-reviewed study publications to produce a landmark paper published in the Lancet.
A team led by Siegfried Wagner and Pearse Keane of Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (and spanning UCL institutions) has identified markers that indicate the presence of Parkinson’s disease in patients on average seven years before clinical presentation.
Following an internationally successful Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) comparing the Direct Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (DSLT) with standard SLT, the first ever commercial device in the UK, the ‘Eagle’, has been installed and is in use at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.