Retina as a Biomarker of Stroke

  • R. S. JeenaEmail author
  • A. Sukeshkumar
  • K. Mahadevan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 31)


Stroke is one of the significant reasons of adult impairment in most of the developing nations worldwide. Various imaging modalities are used to diagnose stroke during its initial hours of occurrence. But early prediction of stroke is still a challenge in the field of biomedical research. Since retinal arterioles share similar anatomical, physiological, and embryological attributes with brain arterioles, analysis of retinal fundus images can be of great significance in stroke prognosis. This research work mainly analyzes the variations in retinal vasculature in predicting the risk of stroke. Fractal dimension, branching coefficients and angle, asymmetry factor and optimality ratio for both arteries and veins were computed from the processed input image and given to a support vector machine classifier which gives promising results.


Stroke Retinal fundus images Support vector machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Engineering TrivandrumTrivandrumIndia
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologySree Gokulam Medical College & Research FoundationTrivandrumIndia

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