Neural Network Analysis for the detection of glaucomatous damage

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Abstract

Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness and is prevalent among Asian populations. Therefore, early detection is of paramount importance in order to let patients have early treatments. One prominent indicator of glaucomatous damage is the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) profile. In this paper, the performance of artificial neural network models in identifying RNFL profile of glaucoma suspect and glaucoma subjects is studied. RNFL thickness was measured using optical coherence tomography (Stratus OCT). Inputs to the neural network consisted of regional RNFL thickness measurements over 12 clock hours. Sensitivity and specificity for glaucoma detection will be compared by the area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve (AROC). The results show that artificial neural network coupled with the OCT technology enhances the diagnostic accuracy of optical coherence tomography in differentiating glaucoma suspect and glaucoma from normal individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Soft Computing Journal
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Glaucoma
  • Neural network
  • Optical coherence tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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