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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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Correspondence to Daniel Shu Wei Ting or Tien Yin Wong.

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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.

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Fig. 1: Anatomical regions in retinal fundus images associated with predictions from the deep-learning algorithm.