Thursday, December 13, 2018

Diabetes

Weekly social media roundup.

If Snapchat pays you to promote Spectacles... You better promote it. Save this post for next Halloween. Halloween is over but horror from colored contacts lives on. What's new in glasses...

Study examining metformin use and AMD.

The question: Can metformin use decrease the risk of AMD? Maybe. New research from Taiwan examined the data of over 68,000 patients diagnosed with diabetes from 2001-2013....

IDx-DR is here.

The FDA just approved IDx-DR, an artificial intelligence diagnostic system that analyzes fundus photos to determine if diabetic retinopathy is present. This is the first medical device that...

What your patient might ask you…

Is there a supplement that helps prevent diabetic retinopathy? Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN) just launched one. It's called nuretin and the company says it's a "medical food" formulated to reduce...

You might start hearing more about IDx-DR.

What is IDx-DR? A artificial intelligence diagnostic system that analyzes fundus photos to determine if diabetic retinopathy is present. It can then determine the follow-up plan based...

IBM is using Watson to read retinal images.

What is Watson? "A supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a “question answering” machine." A team of researchers are training...

What your patient might ask you…

Am I more likely to have cataracts because I'm diabetic? Yes, at least twice as likely actually. The study analyzed medical records from 2000-2015 and included over 56,000...

Do diabetics have an increased risk of developing macular edema after cataract surgery?

According to a new study, yes. The study used electronic health record data from over 4800 eyes undergoing cataract surgery. All patients were diabetic with various levels...

Weekly social media roundup.

We are Alfred. The name of a virtual reality empathy training exercise designed to teach medical students what it's like to see with a vision impairment. Bascom Palmer. Ophthalmology...

What your patient might ask you…

Can a computer tell me if I have diabetic retinopathy? US News wrote an article about the potential use of artificial intelligence in detecting diabetic retinopathy. Artificial intelligence...

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