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Automated Framework for Screening of Glaucoma Through Cloud Computing

Authors
  • Soorya, M.1
  • Issac, Ashish2
  • Dutta, Malay Kishore3
  • 1 Amity University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noida, India , Noida (India)
  • 2 Amity University, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Noida, India , Noida (India)
  • 3 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India , Lucknow (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Systems
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Apr 06, 2019
Volume
43
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10916-019-1260-2
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

In recent times, the use of computer aided diagnosis for detection of Glaucoma from fundus images has been prevalent. In the proposed work, a cloud based system is proposed for automatic and real-time screening of Glaucoma with the use of automatic image processing techniques. The proposed system offers scalability to the developers and easy accessibility to the consumers. The proposed system is device and location independent. The input digital image is analyzed and a comprehensive diagnostic report is generated consisting of detailed analysis of indicative medical parameters like optic-cup-to-disc ratio, optic neuro-retinal rim, ISNT rules making the report informative and clinically significant. With recent advances in the field of communication technologies, the internet facilities are available that make the proposed system an efficient and economical method for initial screening and offer preventive and diagnostic steps in early disease intervention and management. The proposed system can perform an initial screening test in an average time of 6 s on high resolution fundus images. The proposed system has been tested on a fundus database and an average sensitivity of 93.7% has been achieved for Glaucoma cases. In places where there is scarcity of trained ophthalmologists and lack of awareness of such diseases, the cloud based system can be used as an effective diagnostic assistive tool.

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