• Deep Learning for Identifying Eyes at Risk for Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy

    Written By: Lynda Seminara
    Selected By: Stephen D. McLeod, MD

    Phene et al. developed an algorithm based on deep learning and tested its effectiveness for photographic features of the optic nerve head (OHN) that would prompt referral for further evaluation of glaucomatous optic neuropathy (referable GON). They found that a deep learning algorithm trained solely on fundus images has greater sensitivity than eye care providers for detecting referable GON; specificity was comparable for the two methods of detection.