Dr. Eddie Y.K. Ng - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Researchers have been exploring for an accurate yet non-invasive method of predicting eye diseases, many of which cannot be remedied because patients are diagnosed when the disease is already at an advanced stage.
One potential diagnostic method is to measure the ocular surface temperature (OST) and compare thermal variations in the eyeball to computer models as well as clinical data.
An interdisciplinary team of physicians, researchers, and engineers in Singapore have embarked on such a project, and they have found that computer simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics in conjunction with artificial-intelligence systems offer a possible solution to predicting eye abnormalities at an early stage.