Chapter 9

Evolutionary Algorithm With Memetic Search Capability for Optic Disc Localization in Retinal Fundus Images

B. Vinoth Kumar1, G.R. Karpagam2 and Yanjun Zhao3,    1Department of IT, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India,    2Department of CSE, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India,    3Department of CS, Troy University, Troy, AL, United States

Abstract

Digital retinal images are widely used for detection of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection and treatment for these diseases can prevent blindness. Computer-aided diagnostic retinal image analysis is needed to facilitate the ophthalmologist for automating the mass screening process to detect these diseases. The optic disc is the brightest ...

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