Knowledge Acquisition System to Support Low Vision Consultation

  • Cláudia Antunes
  • J. P. Martins
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2101)


This paper describes an integrated system to support medical consultations, in particular low vision consultation. Low vision requires patient monitoring after the patient has lost some abilities due some functional changes at the organ level, caused by a lesion in the eye. In emerging domains where the population is reduced (such as low vision), traditional studies are difficult to conduct and not statistically representative.

This work contributes with the creation of an information system, which supports the entire consultation, and is based on three components: a transactional system, a rehabilitation system and a knowledge acquisition system. The transactional system records and manages patient data. It is done in a distributed way, making it possible to expand the system’s utilization to similar consultations in different hospitals. The rehabilitation system provides a set of exercises to train eye movements. The knowledge acquisition system helps the discovery of relations between changes at the organ level and changes at the individual abilities level. This system is based on knowledge discovery from databases techniques.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cláudia Antunes
    • 1
  • J. P. Martins
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TécnicoPortugal

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