For Effective, Earlier and Simplified Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP), a Probe through Digital Image Processing Algorithm in B-Scan

Authors

  • K R N Aswini1 , S Vijaya Raghavan2 , Sreekanth NP3 , Manju Sree RP4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1377

Keywords:

Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP), Retinal health, Stage of RoP, Diadic transformation, Ultrasonic B scan images.

Abstract

Eyes are the most vital sensory organ, which stimulates light and helps us to visualize the colorful world

around us. Its internal structure is extremely minute and complex with various layers and chambers present.

Retina and its layers, is the most important part of an eye that helps in viewing the objects. In certain ailments,

if retina gets affected, the vision becomes challenging and may even lead to permanent blindness. One of

such vision threatening diseases, affecting the infants is Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP). Here, various

latest, authentic methodologies and tools used for the diagnosis and management of RoP are reviewed and a

novel algorithm has been proposed to measure the percentage deviation of retinal health with respect to prior

ultrasonic B scan image. Also, to classify the level or stage of RoP based on the location and severity noticed

in the ultrasonic B scan images. The proposed architecture and design would be effective and simplified and

enable the Ophthalmologists for earlier and accurate diagnosis of RoP in infants.

Author Biography

K R N Aswini1 , S Vijaya Raghavan2 , Sreekanth NP3 , Manju Sree RP4

1Ph. D Scholar, 2Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, SCSVMV Deemed University, Kanchipuram, Chennai,

3Chief Medical Officer, 4Senior Medical Officer, Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Centre,

Koothattukulam, Kerala

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

K R N Aswini1 , S Vijaya Raghavan2 , Sreekanth NP3 , Manju Sree RP4. (2020). For Effective, Earlier and Simplified Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP), a Probe through Digital Image Processing Algorithm in B-Scan. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 105-109. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1377