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Researchers Develop High-Precision Software For Diagnosing Eye Sensitivity

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Researchers at the University of Alicante report successfully testing software that diagnoses eye sensitivity.

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Researchers at the University of Alicante report a successful test of prototype software for diagnosing eye sensitivity.

The technology enables users to quantify the degree of opacity in the posterior capsule of the eye from a digital image of the magnification of the ocular fundus. The high-precision process directly analyzes the origin of the opacity in the intraocular lens and is a cost-saving diagnostic tool because it does not require any intervention by specialists.

The researchers say using the technology can avoid needless interventions as well as enhance diagnostics in necessary interventions.

Other systems address the problem of quantification of posterior capsule opacity using different computation techniques, notes Daniel Ruiz Fernandez, a member of the research group in Alicante's Bioinspired Engineering and Computer Science for Health. However, he says the processes have some drawbacks because they require interaction with experts for them to detect the zones of opacification, with the risk of losing objectivity in the quantification.

In addition, some systems are automated but focus on detecting the lens, and not specifically on the growth of cells in the intraocular lens.

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