Digital Health at the Byers Eye Institute

Digital health is an important element looking ahead into the future of medicine and ophthalmology, and has been a focus of major contributions from our faculty, fellows, residents, scholars, and students. Over the years, we pioneered new ways of doing ophthalmic telemedicine, implemented machine learning and artificial intelligence in ophthalmology, developed new devices such as smartphone-based visual acuity testers and ophthalmic cameras, and harnessed mobile devices to serve as visual field testers and quantify biometric data. Stanford faculty have also been at the forefront of education in digital health, through involvement in national and international conferences and workshops on the subject, mentorship roles in the Byers Biodesign Program, and regular participation in hackathons.