Detection and Tracking of the Pores of the Lamina Cribrosa in Three Dimensional SD-OCT Data

  • Florence RossantEmail author
  • Kate Grieve
  • Stéphanie Zwillinger
  • Michel Paques
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10617)


Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Although its physiopathology remains unclear, the deformations of the lamina cribrosa (LC), a three-dimensional porous structure through which all the nerve fibers from the retina pass to join the brain, are very likely to play a major role. We present in this article a method for the 3D reconstruction of the pores of the LC, i.e. of the axon pathways, from three dimensional SD-OCT data. This method is based on pore detection in one en-face plane and on pore tracking throughout the volume. To overcome difficulties due to the low signal to noise ratio, we model and integrate a priori knowledge regarding the structures to be segmented in all steps of our algorithm. The quantitative evaluation shows good results on a test set of 14 images, with 76% of the axonal paths truly detected and an RMSE between the automatic and the manual segmentations around 2 pixels.


Optical coherence tomography 3D OCT SD-OCT Retina Optic nerve Lamina cribrosa Tracking Pore segmentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florence Rossant
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kate Grieve
    • 2
  • Stéphanie Zwillinger
    • 2
  • Michel Paques
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Clinical Investigation Center 1423Quinze-Vingts HospitalParisFrance

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