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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2013.040210
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 4 Issue 2, 2013.
Abstract: An efficient detection of optic disc (OD) in colour retinal images is a significant task in an automated retinal image analysis system. Most of the algorithms developed for OD detection are especially applicable to normal and healthy retinal images. It is a challenging task to detect OD in all types of retinal images, that is, normal, healthy images as well as abnormal, that is, images affected due to disease. This paper presents an automated system to locate an OD and its centre in all types of retinal images. The ensemble of steps based on different criteria produces more accurate results. The proposed algorithm gives excellent results and avoids false OD detection. The technique is developed and tested on standard databases provided for researchers on internet, Diaretdb0 (130 images), Diaretdb1 (89 images), Drive (40 images) and local database (194 images). The local database images are collected from ophthalmic clinics. It is able to locate OD and its centre in 98.45% of all tested cases. The results achieved by different algorithms can be compared when algorithms are applied on same standard databases. This comparison is also discussed in this paper which shows that the proposed algorithm is more efficient.
Deepali A.Godse and Dr.Dattatraya S.Bormane, “Automated Localization of Optic Disc in Retinal Images” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 4(2), 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2013.040210