A Novel Depth-Check Algorithm to Detect Macular Hole from Optical Coherence Tomography Images
M.Anand1, C.Jayakumari2

1M.Anand*, Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.
2Dr.C.Jayakumari, Associate Professor, Middle East College, Oman.

Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 2081-2085 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L32791081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3279.1081219
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Abstract: Macular hole is a tear or opening forms in the macula. A macular hole forms a dark spot in the central vision and affects central vision, in this case the vision will be blurry, wavy or distorted. Macular hole commonly affects aged people. Optical coherence tomography enables accurate diagnosis of macular hole. Existing algorithms are also done related to finding layers, but macular hole identification in an accurate manner is still a missing entity. Hence we proposed a fully automated algorithm named “depth-check” for the accurate macular hole detection. The proposed method has six modules in process. First it starts with preprocessing the image, followed by nerve fiber layer (NFL) segmentation. The segmented image is then processed using depth-check algorithm. It will help to identify the macular hole from the optical coherence tomography images. For evaluation, we applied the algorithm on the optical coherence tomography images with the subjects- Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) and Pigment epithelial detachment (PED). By experimentation, it is observed that the proposed algorithm provides 91% accuracy.
Keywords: Biomedical Imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Macular Hole, Depth-Check Algorithm.
Scope of the Article: Algorithm Engineering