Handbook of Iris Recognition

Part of the series Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition pp 519-539


Ophthalmic Disorder Menagerie and Iris Recognition

  • Ishan NigamAffiliated withIIIT
  • , Mayank VatsaAffiliated withIIIT
  • , Richa SinghAffiliated withIIIT Email author 

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Popularity of iris biometrics has led to large scale deployment of large-scale authentication systems such as India’s Aadhar project and UAE border control system. For such projects, maintaining high image quality standards during enrollment as well as recognition becomes important. It is also important to handle diversity in iris patterns so that error rates are reduced and all citizens are enrolled in the system. While traditional covariates such as illumination and pose variations are well explored, challenges due to ophthalmic disorders or medical conditions are overlooked. This chapter focuses on the “Ophthalmic Disorder Menagerie” and its effect on iris recognition. The experimental observations suggest that such conditions should also be considered for large scale iris recognition systems.