Localizing Optic Disc and Cup for Glaucoma Screening via Deep Object Detection Networks

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11039)


Segmentation of the optic disc (OD) and optic cup (OC) from a retinal fundus image plays an important role for glaucoma screening and diagnosis. However, most existing methods only focus on pixel-level representations, and ignore the high level representations. In this work, we consider the high level concept, i.e., objectness constraint, for fundus structure analysis. Specifically, we introduce a deep object detection network to localize OD and OC simultaneously. The end-to-end architecture guarantees to learn more discriminative representations. Moreover, data from a similar domain can further contributes to our algorithm through transfer learning techniques. Experimental results show that our method achieves state-of-the-art OD and OC segmentation/localization results on ORIGA dataset. Moreover, the proposed method also obtains satisfactory glaucoma screening performance with the calculated vertical cup-to-disc ratio (CDR).


Deep Object Glaucoma Screening ORIGA Dataset Cup-to-disc Ratio (CDR) Retinal Fundus Images 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company LimitedGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STARSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.South China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  4. 4.Cixi Institute of Biomedical EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesCixiChina

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