In collaboration with L V Prasad Eye Institute, today launched Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE).
This will include the rate of change of myopia in children, conditions that impact children’s eyesight, predictive outcomes of refractive surgery, optimal surgery parameters as well as ways to personalise a surgery and maximise its probability of success.
By studying this data and applying advanced analytics with Microsoft machine learning technology to derive insights, MINE will aim to drive strategies to prevent avoidable blindness and help increase efficiency in the delivery of eye care worldwide.
Currently, 285 million people the world over are visually impaired, of which 55 million reside in India.
As the technology driver, Microsoft will deploy its leading cloud platform technology — Cortana Intelligence Suite — for advanced analytics and to build Artificial Intelligence models on eyecare.
“MINE, a global collaboration, reinforces Microsoft’s belief in the combined power of data, cloud and advanced analytics to drive public good. In our shared vision to eradicate preventive blindness, MINE will help redefine eyecare by bringing together the power of technology and knowledge of global experts,” said Anil Bhansali, Managing Director, Microsoft India.