Smartphone-based Ophthalmic Screening for Glaucoma

Lumos can allow patients to quickly screen for glaucoma and detect the disease in its early stages. All the patient needs is a smartphone, and the app will identify the glaucoma risk rapidly and automatically.

Lumos: Automated Smartphone-based Ophthalmic Screening for Glaucoma using Computer Vision and Deep Learning Algorithms through Low-cost and non-Mydriatic Retinal Fundus Imaging

Glaucoma is the leading irreversible cause of blindness worldwide. And in its early stages, it shows no symptoms. So most of the affected patients don’t know they have it until it causes much irreversible damage.

To prevent unnecessary spread, patients need early detection. But not all patients have access to ophthalmologists due to barriers such as finances, distance, and time.This research project aims to alleviate this problem. Lumos is made of two components. The first component is a low-cost lens attachment that allows nonspecialist to take a picture of an eye’s retina. This lens mimics ophthalmoscopes that cost up to thousands of dollars for about 30 dollars. The second component is an algorithm that analyzes the retinal image for patterns of glaucoma and identifies risk. A smartphone app connects these two components into a seamless process.

Lumos can allow patients to quickly screen for glaucoma and detect the disease in its early stages. All the patient needs is a smartphone, and the app will identify the glaucoma risk rapidly and automatically, so those lacking medical access can screen for glaucoma themselves.

 

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Smartphone-based Ophthalmic Screening for Glaucoma

Lumos can allow patients to quickly screen for glaucoma and detect the disease in its early stages. All the patient needs is a smartphone, and the app will identify the glaucoma risk rapidly and automatically.

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2018 ScienceBuzz Symposium

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We are excited to announce the first annual ScienceBuzz Symposium, dedicated to middle and high school students. The conference and registration is completely free! Currently, the symposium date is June 9, 2018.

Pre-register for the symposium by visiting the conference website or clicking here. There are a limited number of seats and we expect to fill up quickly, so register ASAP. The event will include several internationally-renowned speakers, workshop sessions, company exhibitions, scholarships, and research presentations. 

 

The 2018 ScienceBuzz Symposium is the first, completely free conference exclusively for middle and high school students. Our theme for this year is “One Day of Powerful Talks.”

It will be hosted in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, but will include students from around the state and nearby regions. The event will have national guest keynote speakers (including a Nobel Prize Laureate, the head of a leading scientific institution, college admissions officers, university professors, leaders in gifted education, and top biopharma executives). It will also include workshop sessions, student poster presentations, five research scholarship awards, organizational and company exhibitions, and unique networking opportunities.

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