Journal Article

Accuracy of a popular online symptom checker for ophthalmic diagnoses.

Shen C, Nguyen M, Gregor A, et al. JAMA ophthalmology. 2019;137:690-692.

This study entered 42 validated clinical vignettes for eye diseases into an online symptom checker. As with prior studies, the performance of the online symptom checker in producing the correct diagnosis was suboptimal. The authors suggest that current performance of symptom checkers is not sufficient for timely and accurate diagnosis of ophthalmologic conditions.