Medical innovations showcased at Innoprom Kazakhstan 2023
Modern approaches and innovations in the field of medicine were showcased at Innoprom Kazakhstan 2023, an industrial exhibition held in the city of Astana. The project by a domestic developer presents a unique system for diagnosing eye diseases using an artificial intelligence algorithm. To date, over 36,000 patients have undergone ocular fundus examinations for signs of diabetic retinopathy or other pathologies using this system. Among them, 10,000 were diagnosed with the disease at an early stage. The project’s operational scheme is straightforward. Patients should visit a clinic at their place of residence, where the medical staff captures an image of the ocular fundus using a special digital fundus camera. The images are automatically uploaded to the cloud, where artificial intelligence generates a medical report. It bears noting that the procedure itself takes no more than five to seven minutes. Kazakh residents can undergo such screening, with an accuracy rate of over 91 percent, in more than 24 clinics across the country.
“In locations where our systems have been implemented, we provided both the system and the necessary equipment. Patients need to obtain a referral from a therapist to undergo the screening procedure. During the screening, the doctor was able to identify various eye fundus pathologies, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinal diseases, and retinal vascular angiopathy, at the stage of formulating a medical report. Thus, this procedure offers enhanced detection capabilities. Our project is financially supported by the Science Fund,” Zhanibek Yerkebulan, Director of an eye fundus diagnostic system development company, said.