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Retinal fingerprints for precision profiling of cardiovascular risk

Retinal microvascular changes are strongly linked to prevalent and incident cardiovascular disease. These changes can now be mapped with unparalleled accuracy using retinal optical coherence tomography. Novel retinal imaging, combined with the power of deep learning, might soon equip clinicians with unique and precise risk-assessment tools that enable truly individualized patient management.

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Correspondence to Neeraj Dhaun.

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Fig. 1: Retinal fingerprints for precision profiling of the risk of cardiovascular disease.