On January 31, the team of Professor Lin Haotian of Sun Yat-sen Ophthalmology Center of Sun Yat-sen University recently made new research results.Developed the world's first intelligent screening system for visual impairment of infants and young children.
According to the data of the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among 50 million infants aged 0 to 4 years old, the incidence of ophthalmopathy is as high as 9.11%. Early screening and early treatment is the key to improve the prognosis of visual function of infants.
However, because infants and young children are still unable to cooperate with the existing visual function examination, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of infants across the country have missed the best opportunity for diagnosis and intervention, resulting in lifelong low vision, so the research and development of visual function screening technology for infants and young children is particularly important.
Through long-term clinical practice, Lin Haotian's team discovered a number of abnormal gaze behavior patterns highly related to visual impairment in infants, and it took eight years to combine mobile medical care and artificial intelligence technology. completed the first infant visual function impairment mobile phone intelligent screening system.
It is understood that the new technology is based on the video big data to mine the abnormal gaze behavior modes of infants with visual function damage caused by different eye diseases.
Then, relying on the deep learning artificial intelligence technology, the early detection of visual function damage caused by more than 16 kinds of common blindness diseases in infants and young children, such as congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma, was realized, and the average accuracy of screening was more than 85%.
The new research results can help a variety of infants with visual function impairment related ophthalmopathy early screening, greatly reducing the difficulty and cost.