Working with UCBDH to Prevent Blindness

August 1, 2019

Did you know that UC Berkeley Digital Health (UCBDH) has been our partner since before EyePACS LLC was started in 2010? We’ve worked closely together on multiple research studies and projects and have developed a unique relationship to help prevent blindness.

Through UCBDH, we have participated in device trials, image processing studies, and public health studies. In 2008, we provided data for a cost effectiveness study for diabetic retinopathy screening that helped pass California assembly bills 324 and 1224 to allow ophthalmologists and optometrists to do store-and-forward telemedicine. Through UCBDH, we also provided data for a Kaggle competition in 2015 to see who could create the best AI algorithm for detecting diabetic retinopathy.

The UCBDH team members are Dr. Harry Green (UCB Optometry and CalTech PhD), Director, and Dr. Mark Sherstinsky (UCB Optometry and NYU MPH), Clinical Outreach Specialist, and Connie McCullah, Administrator. Harry and Mark work with our community clinic partners throughout California and they provide essential guidance for new developments at EyePACS. Dr. Cuadros still maintains his appointment at UCB teaching every 3rd year optometry student about retinal diseases and how community health centers work. Every graduate of UCB’s optometry program has gone through EyePACS grading certification for reading retinal images.

We love working with UCBDH on a regular basis as we know they are just as dedicated to preventing blindness. You can learn more about them here!

Dr. Harry Green, Director at UCBDH

Dr. Mark Sherstinsky, Clinical Outreach Specialist at UCBDH

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