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A product on the market using AI for detection of diabetic retinopathy. in the pipeline are glaucoma and AMD. A glance at pubmed shows that this is for real and has a fair amount of data behind it!

Now, an eye exam by a trained eyeball dentist takes like 1-2 minutes. Per the above articles, diabetic screening costs about $200, this companies machine has a CPT code resulting in $30-50 reimbursement. I'm not sure where this fits into the business aspect of medicine- will there be PAs & NPs doing these screens? Will the house staff perform them while the doc is in the OR? I cant imagine a primary care provider having this in the office, though maybe some larger hospital systems may put one of these in their more remote areas to increase access to care? perhaps endocrinologists might have one so they can perform retinopathy exams on their diabetics (though I imagine they'll be tight for space and may not want the associated risk)?

I like the idea. I like that its somewhat proven. Not sure of its utility...
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