Predicting, with Optical Coherence Tomography, Papilloedema – the POP study group

 

Lead Academic Co-Investigators Centre Fellow(s) Artist in ResidenceProject title 
Susan Mollan

John Terry (CSMQB)

Wes Woldman (CSMQB)

Alexandra Sinclair (BIRM)

Leandro Junges

Mellissa Fisher Predicting, with Optical Coherence Tomography, Papilloedema – the POP study group

 

Lay summary:

Swelling of the eye nerves (papilloedema) is a frightening diagnosis, which is often found on routine eye examinations in an optician’s shop. Papilloedema is caused by raised brain pressure and can be as a result of serious life-threatening causes such as brain tumours.  Sometimes it is difficult for the eye care team to be certain that the swelling is there or not.


Our plan is to use a computer assisted analysis of eye scans and statistical modelling to predict those who have papilleodema and those who do not. This type of algorithm could have the potential to transform healthcare, by offering earlier and more accurate diagnoses.  It would reduce unnecessary emergency admissions by predicting the likelihood of having papilloedema. 

 



Swelling of the eye nerves (papilloedema) is a frightening diagnosis, which is often found on routine eye examinations in an optician’s shop. Papilloedema is caused by raised brain pressure and can be as a result of serious life-threatening causes such as brain tumours.  Sometimes it is difficult for the eye care team to be certain that the swelling is there or not.    

Our plan is to use a computer assisted analysis of eye scans and statistical modelling to predict those who have papilleodema and those who do not.

This type of algorithm could have the potential to transform healthcare, by offering earlier and more accurate diagnoses.  It would reduce unnecessary emergency admissions by predicting the likelihood of having papilloedema. 

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