Drusen Characteristics Linked With AMD Risk in Fellow Eyes

Source: Reuters

In patients with unilateral neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), certain drusen features are associated with conversion to neovascular AMD in the fellow eye, according to a secondary analysis of data from a clinical trial, as reported by Reuters.

Dr. Joelle A. Hallak of the University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues used machine learning and explanatory model-building approaches to determine optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging features, genetic variants, demographic, and treatment effects associated with the progression of AMD.

“Use of artificial intelligence applications in ophthalmic imaging has been increasing rapidly,” they noted in their report, online April 25 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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