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An App that May Save Lives

An App that May Save Lives

It’s hard for doctors to do a thorough eye exam on infants. But a new smartphone app CRADLE takes advantage of parents’ fondness for snapping pictures of their children to look for signs that a child might be developing a serious eye disease. It uses artificial intelligence to find white eye, which can be a sign of several serious eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, pediatric cataracts, and Coats’ disease. Though the app cannot accurately detect every abnormality, and certainly should not be a substitute for an eye specialist visit, scientists expect the app will get more accurate as time goes on and its artificial intelligence gets smarter.

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Dasha Peipon

Dasha is originally from Ukraine (it’s in the heart of Europe, look it up on the map if you want!) and moved to Mississippi with her family in September 2017. Before that she lived in Massachusetts and Maryland. She guesses they have a thing for “M” states. She is a writer, an editor, a teacher and the type of mom that never sits still. Being part of Parents & Kids has been helpful for her goal of finding places to explore with her kids, getting plugged in and her family becoming true Mississippians.

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