Application of machine learning in ophthalmic imaging modalities

Yan Tong, Wei Lu, Yue Yu, Yin Shen
2020 Eye and Vision  
In clinical ophthalmology, a variety of image-related diagnostic techniques have begun to offer unprecedented insights into eye diseases based on morphological datasets with millions of data points. Artificial intelligence (AI), inspired by the human multilayered neuronal system, has shown astonishing success within some visual and auditory recognition tasks. In these tasks, AI can analyze digital data in a comprehensive, rapid and non-invasive manner. Bioinformatics has become a focus
more » ... rly in the field of medical imaging, where it is driven by enhanced computing power and cloud storage, as well as utilization of novel algorithms and generation of data in massive quantities. Machine learning (ML) is an important branch in the field of AI. The overall potential of ML to automatically pinpoint, identify and grade pathological features in ocular diseases will empower ophthalmologists to provide high-quality diagnosis and facilitate personalized health care in the near future. This review offers perspectives on the origin, development, and applications of ML technology, particularly regarding its applications in ophthalmic imaging modalities.
doi:10.1186/s40662-020-00183-6 pmid:32322599 pmcid:PMC7160952 fatcat:nwtxlxbwdfdljnupbodgl4v57m