“I’ve seen a lot of people go blind, including my grandmother, and there are a lot of direct and indirect costs that patients suffer from. I want to make sure that people can see as long as possible.”

Ciara Serpa, a data science student at Fordham University, commenting on her motivation for developing a phone app that can detect eye diseases at an early stage. From a Fordham News article, “Graduate Student Makes Vision Care More Accessible With Smartphone App.”