Scientists use AI to improve diagnosis and monitoring of rar
Fight for Sight is funding research by scientists from universities and hospitals in Birmingham and London using artificial intelligence to extract ‘hidden’ information from retinal images of patients with a rare eye condition called birdshot uveitis. Their goal is to enable earlier diagnosis and more precise monitoring of changes in the eye linked with the condition.

Birdshot uveitis is a rare, sight-threatening eye condition caused by inflammation of the part of the eye that provides the retina with most of its blood supply. It is an autoimmune disease, where the body’s own immune system wrongly attacks its own tissues. Developing accurate new tests that can diagnose the condition earlier could enable people to receive treatment sooner, helping to prevent unnecessary sight loss.

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