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Retinal-scan analysis can predict advance of macular degeneration, study finds

A new computer algorithm could help physicians predict whether a patient’s macular degeneration will progress within a year’s time...

Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have found a new way to forecast which patients with age-related macular degeneration are likely to suffer from the most debilitating form of the disease.

The new method predicts, on a personalized basis, which patients’ AMD would, if untreated, probably make them blind, and roughly when this would occur. Simply by crunching imaging data that is already commonly collected in eye doctors’ offices, ophthalmologistscould make smarter decisions about when to schedule an individual patient’s next…

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