Chapter 5

Microaneurysms Detection for Early Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy Using Shape and Steerable Gaussian Features

G. Indumathi, and V. Sathananthavathi      Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, India

Abstract

The presence of Microaneurysms (MAs) in retinal images is a path gnomonic sign of Diabetic Retinopathy which is one of the leading causes of blindness among the working age population. Unfortunately, there will be no initial symptoms to identify this abnormality in the eye and it can be identified only through fundus imaging. Eliminating false detection on blood vessels in the detection of lesions in the retina is a tedious task in the screening process of Diabetic Retinopathy. The ophthalmologists encounter difficulties ...

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