Machine Mentoring

Cybersight AI is a clinical decision-support platform for ophthalmology.  This artificial intelligence platform can analyze photos of the retina (fundus images) to detect and visualize glaucoma, macular disease and diabetic retinopathy – a process and training/educational tool we call Machine Mentoring.  Output from the AI is available within a few seconds, and up to 8 images can be analyzed at one time.

Machine Mentoring is a key distinguishing characteristic of Cybersight AI.  As opposed to producing a simple positive or negative answer, the system identifies, quantifies and annotates biomarkers and other pathologies to teach healthcare providers to recognize these features.  Machine Mentoring educates and enables a user to visualize the rationale for the proposed AI diagnosis, highlighting the pathology of the disease.

Machine Mentoring enhances educational and training opportunities through its unique blend of multiple modality mentoring: 1) Cybersight AI produces automated results through AI, and 2) Cybersight Consult allows for interpersonal human case discussions and thoughtful exchange afterwards.  We have found that the AI-rendered consult and training tool is both standardized amongst the Orbis Volunteer Faculty and has the ability to highlight disease pathology to the submitting physician.

Cybersight AI is the only open-access AI platform for ophthalmology and is available to all eye health professionals in LMICs in a mentoring capacity.

This service is available free of charge to eye health professionals in developing countries.

Video Transcript

In this short video, I’ll explain how to use Cybersight AI to perform automated interpretation of fundus images. Cybersight AI is a free, open-access tool that can detect and visualize diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular disease. It can be used by eye-health professionals with a Cybersight Consult account. Cybersight AI can be used in two ways:


First, AI-only cases can be submitted solely for automated interpretation, with no human mentor involved. Alternatively, images can also be attached to patient cases submitted for a second opinion.

In either option you can attach up to eight images per case and the AI results are returned in about a minute. You’ll receive an email notification when your report is ready. The PDF report can be easily downloaded or printed for your records.

“Expert View” gives you a more granular view of your images, allowing you to zoom-in on areas of concern, and turn AI annotations on and off for better visualization. If you’d still like advice from a human expert, you can also optionally re-submit your AI-only case to a Cybersight mentor for more in-depth discussion, and mentors will typically respond within a few hours.

Here are some tips for getting high-quality results from Cybersight AI:

Use a forty-five or sixty-degree macula-centered image

Use high quality images exported directly from the fundus camera

Ensure only one fundus appears in the image, and nothing else

By contrast, avoid SLO or widefield images, OCT scans, patient reports, visual fields or multiple fundus images in a single file, and don’t submit a photo of your monitor or a piece of paper.

To get started, sign in into your Cybersight account by going to, or scan the QR code.

If you have questions or feedback about Cybersight AI, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at [email protected]


If you already have a Cybersight Consult account, you can log in and begin using this service immediately.  If you don’t yet have an account, please register here.