Could a computer one day beat the best ophthalmologists in diagnosing glaucoma? Not soon, but that day may be just around the corner.

Computers already using artificial intelligence (AI) have equaled dermatologists in diagnosing skin cancer and nearly matched retina specialists in recognizing diabetic retinopathy from fundus images.

In his presentation, “New Innovations in Hacking Glaucoma,” during the Glaucoma Symposium at the 2017 Glaucoma 360 meeting, Robert Chang, MD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, Stanford University, outlined how the technology might work. Dr. Chang is developing AI for glaucoma.

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