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In Current opinion in neurology ; h5-index 0.0

PURPOSE OF REVIEW : The aim of this review is to highlight novel artificial intelligence-based methods for the detection of optic disc abnormalities, with particular focus on neurology and neuro-ophthalmology.

RECENT FINDINGS : Methods for detection of optic disc abnormalities on retinal fundus images have evolved considerably over the last few years, from classical ophthalmoscopy to artificial intelligence-based identification methods being applied to retinal imaging with the aim of predicting sight and life-threatening complications of underlying brain or optic nerve conditions.

SUMMARY : Artificial intelligence and in particular newly developed deep-learning systems are playing an increasingly important role for the detection and classification of acquired neuro-ophthalmic optic disc abnormalities on ocular fundus images. The implementation of automatic deep-learning methods for detection of abnormal optic discs, coupled with innovative hardware solutions for fundus imaging, could revolutionize the practice of neurologists and other non-ophthalmic healthcare providers.

Milea Dan, Singhal Shweta, Najjar Raymond P

2019-Nov-26