An automatic diagnosis system of nuclear cataract using slit-lamp images

Huiqi Li, Joo Hwee Lim, Jiang Liu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Ngan Meng Tan, Shijian Lu, Zhuo Zhang, Tien Yin Wong

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Abstract

An automatic diagnosis system of nuclear cataract is presented in this paper. Nuclear cataract is graded according to the severity of opacity using slit-lamp lens images. Anatomical structure in the lens image is detected using a modified active shape model (ASM). Based on the anatomical landmark, local features are extracted according to clinical grading protocol. Support vector machine (SVM) regression is employed to train a grading model for grade prediction. The system is tested using clinical images and clinical ground truth. More than five thousands slit-lamp images were tested. The success rate of feature extraction is 95% and the mean grading difference is 0.36. The automatic diagnosis system can help to improve the grading objectivity and save the workload of ophthalmologists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3693-3696
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2 Sep 20096 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Conference

Conference31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period2/09/096/09/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (all)

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