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Software for the quantification of glistenings in intra-ocular lenses

Japunya, T., Jitpakdee, P., Uyyanonvara, B. , Aimmanee, P., Philippaki, E., Hull, C. & Barman, S. (2014). Software for the quantification of glistenings in intra-ocular lenses. Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2014, WCE 2014, 2-4 July, 2014, London, U.K., 1, pp. 34-38.


An intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in the eye after a cataract surgery. When an IOL is in an aqueous environment, glistenings that are fluid-filled microvacuoles are often observed. Previously, studies of glistenings involved tedious work of manual glistenings labeling and rough estimation of glistening distribution. This paper proposes a software that can be used for automatic glistenings detection. The software evaluates glistenings appearance in a lens, separating the IOL lens into 3 zones and accurately computingthe average area, density and distribution to assist the user. The results are compared with clinicians hand-drawn ground truth for validation. The proposed GUI front-end is easy to use and very suitable for users who want accurate and quick glistenings detection. Numerical results can be achieved without manual drawing and rough estimation.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Glistening detection, Intra-Ocular Lens, Medical image processing, Medical software, Software development
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Optometry & Visual Sciences
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