Indian-origin teenager develops app to treat eye disease
16-year-old Kavya Kopparapu, a teenager in the United States has created a 3D-printed lens that can be fitted onto a smartphone and used with an app to give an initial diagnosis for people with diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss for those who suffer from diabetes. Usually, it is diagnosed through a two-hour exam, and also needs a specialized camera to take a photo of the retina.
Kavya and her team trained an artificial intelligence system to identify diabetic retinopathy in photos instead, and this has cut down the time taken for a diagnosis.
To develop the app, Kavya spoke to experts in different fields. Kavya partnered with Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital in Mumbai to test her app which is called Eyeagnosis.
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