Assessment of Fundus Images for Retinal Abnormality Screening—A Study

  • J. T. Anita Rose
  • Sangeetha Francelin VinnarasiEmail author
  • Jesline
  • V. RajinikanthEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1119)


Screening of eye is essential to identify a range of retinal irregularities, and Fundus Imaging (FI) is one of the techniques commonly used by the ophthalmologist to record and evaluate the retinal abnormalities. Manual appraisal of FI is time-consuming, and hence, a computer-based methodology is always preferred. This work aims to develop a system to examine the retinal abnormality with the help of FI pictures. This work employs a hybrid processing scheme to enhance and extract the FI in order to extract and assess the optic-disc section. In this work, enhancement is done with firefly algorithm and Kapur’s thresholding, and the extraction is implemented with level set technique. All these testing are put into practice with MATLAB software using the benchmark Rim-One FI database, and the results of this study confirmed that the anticipated technique offered enhanced outcome in extracting the disc section from the RGB scaled FI.


Fundus images Retinal abnormality Firefly algorithm Optic-disc Validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science EngineeringSt. Joseph’s College of EngineeringChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and InstrumentationSt. Joseph’s College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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