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"Louis Pasquale, MD: Evolution Of Technology In Ophthalmology" - Patrick Campbell

  • MD Magazine
  • New York, NY
  • (October 12, 2019)

As healthcare and technology advance and become increasingly intertwined, there is an onus across every specialty and field of medicine to tread a careful line of implementing artificial intelligence in a way that benefits both patients and clinicians. Louis Pasquale, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses the continual advancement of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology. As a co-investigator on multiple pieces of research assessing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, Dr. Pasquale’s perspective as an educator, researcher, and practicing physician give him a unique vantage point on the topic. “Ophthalmology is an amazing field that's always been on the cutting edge of new technologies,” he said. “I mean if you take a quick snapshot through time, one of the things that got me interested in ophthalmology in the first place is they were among the first people to use an operating microscope.” Dr. Pasquale added, “It would be wonderful if AI could predict—and I think that it could predict—which patients are going to be rapid progressers, which patients might need surgery, what would be an appropriate target intraocular pressure for treatment of the disease, etc. So, there's tremendous amount that I believe AI still can do in our field.”

Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO, Professor, Ophthalmology, Deputy Chair, Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Vision Research Institute, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

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