Google AI can predict heart disease by looking at pictures of the retina

Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Published 11:00 a.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018 | Updated 11:03 a.m. ET Feb. 19, 2018

I can look into your eyes to see straight to your heart.

It may sound like a sappy sentiment from a Hallmark card. Essentially though, that’s what researchers at Google did in applying artificial intelligence  to predict something deadly serious: the likelihood that a patient will suffer a heart attack or stroke. The researchers made such determinations by examining images of the patient’s retina.

Google, which is presenting its findings Monday in Nature Biomedical Engineering, an online medical journal, says that such a method is as accurate as predicting cardiovascular disease through more invasive measures that involve sticking a needle in a patient’s arm.

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Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, COC

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The Ultimate Compendium of Coding, Billing, and Documentation Advice for Ophthalmologists and Optometrists

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About the Author: A resident of Memphis, TN, Jeff has over 20 years of experience teaching coding and billing and has conducted over 10,000 chart audits in his career. Since 2007, Jeff has conducted over 365 live seminars on Eyecare (that’s one per day for an entire year!). He has worked with numerous optometry schools and professional Eyecare associations. He is on the advisory board of the Optometry Coding Alert, The Williams Group, and conducts Eyecare Webinars for Audio Educator and the Coding Institute.

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