Conference Proceedings

Image based diagnosis of cortical cataract.

Huiqi Li, Liling Ko, Joo Hwee Lim, Jiang Liu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Tien Yin Wong

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc | Published : 2008


An automatic approach to detect cortical opacities and grade the severity of cortical cataract from retro-illumination images is proposed. The spoke-like feature of cortical opacity is employed to separate from other opacity type. The proposed algorithms were tested by images from a community study. The success rate of region of interest (ROI) detection is 98.2% for 611 images. For 466 images tested, the mean error of opacity area detection is 3.15% compared with human grader and 85.6% of exact cortical cataract grading is obtained. The experimental results show that the proposed approach is promising in clinical diagnosis.