Review on the Role of Macular Edema in Retinopathy, Blindness and Automated Diagnosis Methods

Barman, M. J. and Deb, D. and Hassan, M. K. and Choudhury, B. (2021) Review on the Role of Macular Edema in Retinopathy, Blindness and Automated Diagnosis Methods. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology, 7 (27). e3. ISSN 2411-7145

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INTRODUCTION: Macular edema is not a disease itself, but, a very common condition in most of the retinal diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, hypertensive retinopathy, age-related macular edema, etc. and post-ocular surgery.

OBJECTIVES: We have discussed how macular edema plays an important role in blindness in case of various retinal blood vascular diseases and post-ophthalmic surgery. We have analyzed vast state-of-the-art methods for retinal abnormality detection.

METHODS: The proposed method uses a semi-automated macula segmentation approach and Local Binary Pattern features to train k-Nearest Neighbor classifier and performs binary classification.

RESULTS: We have achieved 80% accuracy and 90% sensitivity in classifying normal and abnormal retina.

CONCLUSION: We justified the notion that it will be beneficial to have a method that can analyse the macula region and alert if there is any abnormality near that region to prevent vision loss.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macula, Retinal Abnormality, Macular Edema, Cystoid Macular Edema, Blindness, Computer aided diagnosis
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:30
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:30

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