Evaluation of 3-D Shape Reconstruction of Retinal Fundus

  • Tae Eun Choe
  • Isaac Cohen
  • Gerard Medioni
  • Alexander C. Walsh
  • SriniVas R. Sadda
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4190)


We present a method for the 3-D shape reconstruction of the retinal fundus from stereo paired images. Detection of retinal elevation plays a critical role in the diagnosis and management of many retinal diseases. However, since the shape of ocular fundus is nearly planar, its 3-D depth range is very narrow. Therefore, we use the location of vascular bifurcations and a plane+parallax approach to provide a robust estimation of the epipolar geometry. Matching is then performed using a mutual information algorithm for accurate estimation of the disparity maps. To validate our results, in the absence of camera calibration, we compared the results with measurements from the current clinical gold standard, optical coherence tomography (OCT).


Optical Coherence Tomography Mutual Information Fundamental Matrix Stereo Image Stereo Match 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tae Eun Choe
    • 1
  • Isaac Cohen
    • 1
  • Gerard Medioni
    • 1
  • Alexander C. Walsh
    • 2
  • SriniVas R. Sadda
    • 2
  1. 1.IRISUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Doheny Eye InstituteLos AngelesUSA

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