Semi-automated quantification of hard exudates in colour fundus photographs diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy.
- Abhilash Goud Marupally,
- Kiran Kumar Vupparaboina,
- Hari Kumar Peguda,
- Ashutosh Richhariya,
- Soumya Jana,
- Jay Chhablani
BMC Ophthalmol 2017 Sep 20;17(1):172. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Retina Vitreous Centre, L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, 500034, India.
Background: Hard exudates (HEs) are the classical sign of diabetic retinopathy (DR) which is one of the leading causes of blindness, especially in developing countries. Accordingly, disease screening involves examining HEs qualitatively using fundus camera. However, for monitoring the treatment response, quantification of HEs becomes crucial and hence clinicians now seek to measure the area of HEs in the digital colour fundus (CF) photographs. Read More