Researchers at IIT, Kharagpur have developed a software for early detection of diabetic retinopathy, a diabetes-related problem that could lead to blindness. Patients suffering from diabetes for more than 10 years are susceptible to this disease.
The software would also help in risk categorisation of the disease. The technology is undergoing “clinical trials” at Kolkata-based Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Center (SEFRC).
The software uses data analytics capabilities to automatically compare and analyse retina images of the patient. It not only detects whether the patient has diabetic retinopathy, but also provides risk categorisation ranging from low to medium and high.