AI: The Next Frontier

Dr Roya Attar, OD Speaker
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Madison, MS 
United States

Roya Attar is an Associate Professor and Director of Optometric Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. As the sole optometrist at the state's esteemed medical school, she strives to make a meaningful impact on patient care, education, and leadership. Beyond her primary responsibilities, Roya is deeply committed to providing comprehensive clinical care, sharing knowledge with residents, and ensuring the smooth operation of optical services. With a doctorate in  Health Administration and a Masters in Business Administration, she continues to learn and grow in her role. Roya is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Vice Chair of the AOA Leadership Development Committee, and president of her local society where she contributes to discussions on best practices and professional development. She has been recognized with numerous distinctions including Mississippi Young OD, SECO Young OD, AOA Young OD and Women in Optometry Young OD of the Year. 

Thu, 06/20/2024: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Music City Center 
Room Name: 202ABC 
This presentation explores the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing the landscape of eye health and patient care. Attendees will learn how AI-driven technologies are redefining the way we diagnose, treat, and manage eye conditions using AI algorithms to enhance diagnostic accuracy, streamline imaging analysis, and empower personalized treatment plans. In addition to exploring the potential of AI, ethical considerations and data privacy in AI integration will be thoughtfully examined.


1. Understand the fundamental principles of artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in the field of eye care, gaining insight into how AI technologies can revolutionize diagnosis, treatment, and management of ocular conditions.
2. Explore the role of AI algorithms in enhancing diagnostic accuracy and efficiency.
3. Gain practical knowledge on how AI-driven technologies streamline the analysis of ocular imaging data, enabling eye care providers to make more informed decisions and deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.
4. Examine the ethical considerations and data privacy implications of integrating AI in eye care practice.
5. Discover the potential challenges and opportunities in adopting AI technologies in eye care.