1. Retina.AI - a cloud-based ophthalmology platform
What is Retina.AI?
Retina.AI is a cloud-based ophthalmology platform that represents an online service built on artificial
intelligence technologies for detecting signs of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. The
service is deployed based on data collected in real-life clinical conditions.
How does Retina.AI service work?
Retina.AI, a cloud-based ophthalmology platform, is designed to analyze colored fundus photographs and
scans of structural optical coherence tomography (OCT) using machine learning algorithms and detect signs
of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration (OCT analysis module
is currently under development). After uploading the image, the system performs its preliminary
processing, analysis, highlights the areas that the doctor needs to pay attention to, and automatically
generates a comprehensive report with information about the study.
How accurate does Retina.AI service work?
Currently, we are conducting clinical trials of the service on the premises of several clinical centers.
As soon as the results of clinical trials are processed, we will make them available to our users.
2. Use of Retina.AI
What equipment is required to use Retina.AI service?
Retina.AI service is designed to process fundus photographs taken with a Fundus camera. To increase the
accuracy of diagnosis, it is recommended to upload photographs taken in at least two fields of the fundus:
1 - centered on the macula, 2 - centered on the optic disk (see the requirements for fundus photographs).
Currently, structural OCT scans analysis module is under development.
What software is required to use Retina.AI service?
Retina.AI service is developed with the use of cloud technologies, therefore it is available to everyone
who has a PC, smartphone or tablet with Internet access. No additional software is required.
How long does it take to get a result?
Average waiting time for processing of the fundus photograph by Retina.AI service - 30 seconds. The speed
of image processing also depends on your Internet connection: if it is slow or unstable, the waiting time
may slightly increase.
What are the fundus images requirements?
Fundus images must not contain the patient's personal data (last name, first name, date of birth,
diagnosis, etc.), as well as information constituting a state secret, medical secret and other
information protected by law;
- Images format: RGB color images;
- Minimum image resolution: 480x480 pixels;
- Supported image formats: .jpeg, .png, .bmp;
For analysis, at least one fundus image centered on the macula and one image centered on the optic
disc is required, the center of the macula and the optic disc must be visible and clearly
distinguishable in the image.
The presence of artifacts in fundus images, poor image quality due to clouding of the optical media, or
other reasons can adversely affect the operation of the program and lead to false results. The user is
responsible for the quality and compliance with the requirements of images.
How much does it cost to use Retina.AI service?
We are currently conducting beta testing of a cloud-based ophthalmology platform, Retina.AI, and its use
is free. Since the project is currently funded by the founders' personal finances, we will be grateful for
any financial assistance (see "Share Fundus Image / OCT scan" section). Use of Retina.AI service is only allowed for
non-commercial purposes. If you have any questions regarding commercial cooperation, please contact us via
Can the result of Retina.AI analysis be interpreted as the diagnosis?
No, the result of the Retina.AI service analysis is not considered a diagnosis. The digital cloud-based
ophthalmology platform Retina.AI provides assistance to doctors in detecting signs of the disease by
identifying them and their location. On the basis of the data collected, Retina.AI service gives an
opportunity to generate a report of the study. It is a doctor's responsibility to make the right
What clinical recommendations have been used when developing the platform?
Can I use Retina.AI service for commercial purposes?
3. Features of Retina.AI platform
How does Retina.AI service use AI algorithms?
Retina.AI, a digital cloud-based ophthalmology platform, uses a number of deep learning and image analysis
algorithms for automatic detection of signs and severity stages of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular
edema and age-related macular degeneration based on internationally recognized clinical classification of
Which diseases are detected by Retina.AI service?
Retina.AI cloud-based platform enables the detection of signs of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular
edema. In the near future, the ongoing optimization of the service will enable the detection of signs of
age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema based on analysis of OCT scans.
Which AI algorithms training data are used?
Data for training of deep learning algorithms were collected in real-life clinical conditions. Moreover,
we used publicly accessible databases of fundus photographs under the CC BY 4.0 license. We are interested
in receiving anonymized patient data - fundus photographs, OCT scans, OCTA images of patients with various
retinal disorders. You can share the data with us through the section
"Share fundus Image / OCT scan " . Your photographs help
to further optimize the service for users, and we would be very grateful for that contribution.
Have clinical trials of Retina.AI service been conducted?
Clinical trials of the Retina.AI cloud-based ophthalmology platform are currently being conducted in
Russia and other countries. If you have any questions about clinical studies of a cloud platform
Retina.AI, please send us a corresponding request through
«Ask us» section or via e-mail
Where is Retina.AI service already used?
Today, Retina.AI service is used in different countries - from Russia and Eastern Europe to the Middle
East, South Africa and others. The number of users interested in testing the service is constantly
growing. If you want to use our service for commercial purposes, please send us your request through the
«Ask us» section or via e-mail
4. Privacy and security
Is the use of Retina.AI service safe?
The use of Retina.AI digital cloud-based ophthalmology platform is safe. Encrypting data during transfer
ensures that third parties will not receive access to your data. We do not store users' data.
Do you store photographs, uploaded to Retina.AI service?
No, we do not store the data that you upload to the service. Nevertheless, if you wish to voluntarily
share your photographs with us, then simply confirm the possibility of contributing your images to our
research while using the service. We will use the received images to improve the service algorithms. You
can also share with us anonymized fundus photographs and OCT scans through the section
"Share fundus Image / OCT scan ". We would highly
appreciate your help – together we will make the service better!
What can I do, if I have problems with the service?
If the service does not work correctly, you cannot upload a photograph, or you experience a long waiting
time and do not receive the result of data processing, please contact us through the
«Ask us» section, or via e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will definitely consider your
request and get in touch as soon as possible.
What can I do, if after uploading the photograph, hourglass icon comes up, the window becomes unresponsive
and the screening result does not appear?
The service may not work properly with AdBlock enabled. Disable it and try to upload the image again.
Furthermore, long download time may be related to the stability and speed of your Internet connection. In
this case, for the proper work of the service, you will need to provide a better quality Internet
Who are the founders of Retina.AI service?
Retina.AI, a digital cloud-based ophthalmology platform, was founded by an interdisciplinary team of
ophthalmologists and specialists in the field of artificial intelligence. Our service is created by
doctors and for doctors: our team includes several specialists in ophthalmology, among them healthcare
specialists with a PhD degree. The cumulative experience of our team in the field of practical diagnosis
of retinal diseases exceeds 40 years. Moreover, the team's consultants are highly rated foreign
ophthalmologists. The cumulative experience of our AI and image recognition specialists, having a proven
track record of implementing several projects in various fields, exceeds 20 years.
The range of retinal conditions, that can be automatically diagnosed using the AI technology, is expanding
rapidly. We are interested in collaboration with retina specialists, especially specialists in OCT. If you
are interested in working with us, please send us your offer via the
«Ask us» section or via email