On September 14th, CheckEye and the Ukrainian Diabetic Federation signed a memorandum of cooperation with Lviv City Council.
“This will be done with the involvement of artificial intelligence, which has already become a part of our lives. In just 30 seconds, artificial intelligence, without the need for an ophthalmologist, can conduct a diagnosis that can ultimately save eyesight and prevent disability,” said Oleksa Voznyak, a deputy of the Lviv City Council.
As part of the event, a meeting was also held with the participation of the IT Department of Lviv City Council, during which the technology of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) CheckEye was presented for mass screening of chronic diseases and their complications.
The memorandum includes cooperation in providing the necessary resources for the implementation of screening, offering methodological consultations to medical personnel, technical support, promoting information about the program in the media, the medical community, for patients with diabetes, and for the general population.
This collaboration will serve as a good example of cooperation in implementing a program for the development of artificial intelligence in the Lviv city community. Lviv is the first city in Ukraine to systematically approach the development of artificial intelligence and adopted a corresponding program several months ago.
In most countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies diabetic retinopathy as the leading cause of blindness among the working-age population. However, early diagnosis and timely treatment can prevent vision deterioration and blindness. The CheckEye team is pleased that another region of our country will implement a preventive medical solution that will help preserve the eyesight of the working-age population and save state funds.
Furthermore, the capabilities of the CheckEye technology for detecting diabetic retinopathy using photographic images of the eye retina and artificial intelligence algorithms were presented.
In other words, CheckEye’s technology will help diagnose a predisposition to vision impairment or, in severe cases, blindness due to diabetes.
Why is this important?
CheckEye’s technology will become accessible to everyone in the future. Specifically, retina photographs for screening can be taken by non-medical personnel anywhere, from optical shops to pharmacies. They can then be uploaded to the diagnostic system.
This collaboration serves as an excellent example of cooperation in implementing a program to promote the development of artificial intelligence in the Lviv city community. It is worth noting that Lviv is the first city in Ukraine to systematically approach the development of artificial intelligence and adopted a corresponding program several months ago.