THE KANSKI LECTURE: AI and its likely impact on optometry and ophthalmology

Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:00 - 13:00

The Kanski Lecture has been named in honour of Jack Kanski who passed away in 2019. Jack was one of the world’s foremost optical educationalists, having created the most popular ophthalmic textbooks, illustrations and clinical atlases. Jack will be sorely missed but his work will live on forever, with ophthalmologists, optometrists and optical professionals from around the world remembering his priceless contributions to the field. The inaugural Kanski Lecture will be on AI and its likely impact on optometry and ophthalmology. Pearse Keane will describe how optometry and ophthalmology are at the forefront of many new technologies. The session will describe the collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google Health on how the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the diagnosis and treatment of people with sight-threatening eye diseases.


1. Describe the latest advances in AI

2. Describe potential applications of AI in optometry and ophthalmology

3. Describe how AI is currently being implemented in community and hospital settings.

Pearse Keane, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London