Harness the power of artificial intelligence, multimodal ophthalmic imaging and big data to provide previously-unavailable stratification, prognostication and treatment recommendations for patients with ophthalmic diseases. 


Usher in an era of personalized ophthalmic care and transform the field of ophthalmology using artificial intelligence.

Research Aims for Precision Medicine

Questions we're asking that inform us on how to best care for patients include:

Risk Predictions

Can we develop an algorithm that provides fine-grained predictions for conversion to wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in patients with dry AMD?

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Treatment Recommendations

Can we identify the optimal intravitreal anti-VEGF medication for patients with retinal vascular diseases at treatment initiation?



The Wilmer Eye Institute is is an internationally-recognized research enterprise. Wilmer receives more funding from the National Eye Institute than any other university system, and is a leading recipient of research funding in the nation.

Patient Care for Ophthalmology

The Wilmer Eye Institute is the largest academic ophthalmology department in the United States, providing top-notch clinical care across all ophthalmic subspecialities. Learn more about our variety of eye care services.

Data Science and Computer Science Team

Phillipe Burlina, Ph.D.

Phillipe Burlina, Ph.D.

Craig Jones, Ph.D.

Craig Jones, Ph.D.

Kerry Smith, M.S.

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