Eye for Diabetes-Zooniverse

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The "Eye for diabetes" ("Oog voor diabetes" in Dutch) project has the goal to create a computer model based on artificial intelligence to be able to detect early signs of diabetic retinopathy. This computer model can only be trained successfully by supplying it with a huge amount of example images on which the signs of diabetic retinopathy have been labeled by humans. Early signs of diabetic retinopathy can be subtle and difficult to spot, even for well-trained specialists. We need your help in our search to find specific signs of diabetic retinopathy in a public dataset from EyePacs (a screening network in the US). Thanks to the progress recently made in the domain of artificial intelligence, computers can detect diseases in medical images with the accuracy of a human specialist. Training artificial intelligence with this kind of quality requires a large amount of high quality examples. A few public datasets showing signs of diabetic retinopathy have already been created by ophthalmologists but they are way too small to obtain good results. We need at least 100 times the amount of labeled images. This kind of work can not be done by a few specialists, but it can be done by a large group of people! Your help will allow us to make a significant difference to the detection and follow up of diabetic retinopathy, and will better support the eye health of all patients suffering from diabetes. For more information about this project and how to sign up, please navigate here https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/oogvoordiabetes/eye-for-diabetes/about/research
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