Automated detection of Glaucoma using deep learning convolution network (G-net)

  • Mamta Juneja
  • Shaswat Singh
  • Naman Agarwal
  • Shivank Bali
  • Shubham Gupta
  • Niharika Thakur
  • Prashant JindalEmail author


Glaucoma is an ocular disease that is the leading cause of irreversible blindness due to an increased Intraocular pressure resulting in damage to the optic nerve of eye. A common method for diagnosing glaucoma progression is through examination of dilated pupil in the eye by expert ophthalmologist. But this approach is laborious and consumes a large amount of time, thus the issue can be resolved using automation by using the concept of machine learning. Convolution neural networks (CNN’s) are well suited to resolve this class of problems as they can infer hierarchical information from the image which helps them to distinguish between glaucomic and non-glaucomic image patterns for diagnostic decisions. This paper presents an Artificially Intelligent glaucoma expert system based on segmentation of optic disc and optic cup. A Deep Learning architecture is developed with CNN working at its core for automating the detection of glaucoma. The proposed system uses two neural networks working in conjunction to segment optic cup and disc. The model was tested on 50 fundus images and achieved an accuracy of 95.8% for disc and 93% for cup segmentation.


Glaucoma detection Optic disc Optic cup Retinal fundus image Neural network Image segmentation 



The authors are grateful to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India for funding this project under Design Innovation Centre (DIC) subtheme Medical Devices & Restorative Technologies (17-11/2015-PN-1). Dr. Prashant Jindal is currently working as Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow (CSC ID: INRF-2017-146) within the Medical Design Research Group Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK and gratefully acknowledges the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mamta Juneja
    • 1
  • Shaswat Singh
    • 1
  • Naman Agarwal
    • 1
  • Shivank Bali
    • 1
  • Shubham Gupta
    • 1
  • Niharika Thakur
    • 1
  • Prashant Jindal
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.University Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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