Banking on Data
Research groups around the UK are investigating over 100,000 clinical eye images and other data gathered by the UK Biobank to revolutionize ophthalmology
Paul Foster | | Quick Read
UK Biobank (UKBB) is a major national health platform in the UK (and a registered charity in its own right), which aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses. The original scope of the study was broadened from an initial focus on cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes to include more detailed examination of participants, including assessment of physical fitness, brain and cardiac imaging, as well as an examination of eyes and vision. Through their NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology fought hard to include the eye and vision module, and then formed a UK wide consortium develop and analyze data.
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