Journal article

Automatic detection of cortical and PSC cataracts using texture and intensity analysis on retro-illumination lens images.

Yew Chung Chow, Xinting Gao, Huiqi Li, Joo Hwee Lim, Ying Sun, Tien Yin Wong

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc | Published : 2011


Cataract remains a leading cause for blindness worldwide. Cataract diagnosis via human grading is subjective and time-consuming. Several methods of automatic grading are currently available, but each of them suffers from some drawbacks. In this paper, a new approach for automatic detection based on texture and intensity analysis is proposed to address the problems of existing methods and improve the performance from three aspects, namely ROI detection, lens mask generation and opacity detection. In the detection method, image clipping and texture analysis are applied to overcome the over-detection problem for clear lens images and global thresholding is exploited to solve the under-detection..

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