This is exciting news from the latest study on measuring someone’s actual biological age using their eye retina. This could have a revolutionary impact on overall healthcare in the future.
A machine learning model has now been taught to predict a person’s years of life simply by looking at their retina, the tissue at the back of the eye.
The algorithm is so accurate it could predict the age of nearly 47,000 middle-aged and elderly adults in the United Kingdom within a bracket of 3.5 years.
Just over a decade after these retinas were scanned, 1,871 individuals had died, and those who had older-looking retinas were more likely to fall in this group.