Reading the retina to predict brain health: delivering a High Street diagnostic

Project Details


Unlocking the huge potential of community-acquired digital images for neurovascular research sits at the heart of this proposal. The retinal repository held in high street practices across the UK are a hitherto overlooked, under-utilised resource for evaluating brain and cardiovascular health. Harnessing the vast dataset embedded within these images underpins our proposal to deliver an AI-enabled early diagnostic to detect pre-clinical brain and cardiovascular disease based on retinal neurovascular metrics. Our plan is to construct and build capacity to achieve this ambition, moving from feasibility to achievability, delivered by our multidisciplinary research team working within the unique data-rich ecosystem of NHS Scotland.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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