Evening Standard names Moorfields researcher one of London's most influential people

Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Pearse Keane has been named by the Evening Standard as one of London's most influential people in health and wellness.

The Progress 1000 list is produced annually by the Evening Standard to celebrate Londoners who have made a significant impact over the past year. Other individuals who have made the list this year include Sir David Attenborough, Olivia Colman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Pearse was named on the list for his work in artificial intelligence (AI) in collaboration with Google Health. The AI system Pearse and his team has developed was able to correctly identify types of eye disease with a 94.5% accuracy, matching leading ophthalmologists at Moorfields.

David Probert, Chief Executive Officer of Moorfields Eye Hospital, said:

“Congratulations to my colleagues across the NHS, health professionals and leaders, who have been included on the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list. At Moorfields, we’re thrilled that consultant ophthalmologist Pearse Keane and his team’s work with Google Health has been recognised for its innovative approach to using artificial intelligence to diagnose eye disease, a breakthrough which could prevent people losing their sight. Moorfields remains a world leader in the provision of ophthalmic care and that’s thanks to our talented and committed staff.”

Learn more about Moorfield’s work in AI.

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