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AI breakthrough in detecting leading cause of childhood blindness

Summary by Ground News
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the leading cause of childhood blindness in middle-income countries and in the US. As many as 30% of newborns in sub-Saharan Africa have some degree of ROP and can cause blindness if not detected and treated quickly. UCL-Moorfields team have developed a deep learning AI model to screen for ROP. It was trained on a sample of 7,414 images of the eyes of 1,370 newborns who had been admitted to the Homerton Hospital, London.

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