Development of a support system for the presumptive diagnosis of glaucoma through the processing of biomedical images of the human eye fundus in Ecuador

Eduardo Pinos-Vélez, Susana Encalada, Edwin Gamboa, Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev, William Ipanque, Carlos Luis Chacón

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Abstract

© Springer International Publishing AG 2018. According to the World Health Organization, approximately in the world 5’700.000 persons present blindness or low vision due the glaucoma disease. In Ecuador, the National Council for Equality of Disabilities (CON-ADIS) claims that 13.2% of people live with some form of disability. Of this group, 0.8% people present different kind of visual disabilities, from which an important number are have related with Glaucoma. This article proposes an accessible tool for the ophthalmologist that facilitates the presumptive diagnosis of Glaucoma using only the digital image of the human eye fundus. With the proposed system, we have processed digitally 72 biomedical images of the human eye. With this information, our approach has generated the respective diagnoses for the two techniques ISNT and cup-disc relationship (CDR), which can be stored in PDF format to contrast with a later diagnosis to help the specialist. The CDR technique has produced an average relative error of 4.5% was obtained with respect to the medical results taken from OCT. Both the images and the results of the OCT were acquired from the Clinic “Santa Lucía” of Quito city.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDevelopment of a support system for the presumptive diagnosis of glaucoma through the processing of biomedical images of the human eye fundus in Ecuador
Pages100-109
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319604824
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume590
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Country/TerritoryGermany
Period1/01/15 → …

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