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Eyeing cardiovascular risk factors

Smoking status, blood pressure, age and other cardiovascular risk factors can be predicted from retinal images by using deep learning.

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  1. Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore National Eye Center, Duke-NUS Medical School and National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

    • Daniel Shu Wei Ting
    •  & Tien Yin Wong

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Competing interests

D.S.W.T. and T.Y.W. are co-developers of a deep-learning system for diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

Corresponding authors

Correspondence to Daniel Shu Wei Ting or Tien Yin Wong.