Online resource enhances grading of fundus images in DR screening

PHILADELPHIA — The use of anonymous workers online may enhance the grading of fundus photographs in screening patients for diabetic retinopathy, a speaker said here. “With minimal training, the Amazon workforce can rapidly and correctly categorize fundus photos as normal or abnormal,” Christopher J. Brady, MD, said at the Wills Eye Annual Conference. “They did that excellently from the outside. With some modifications to our interface, they did a much better job grading the level of retinopathy. This is a new and inexpensive way to possibly screen for diabetic retinopathy.”

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