Smart Phone-Based Glaucoma Identification Kit
Glaucoma is a disease which damages the optic nerve, the part of the eye which carries the images in the form of electrical impulses to the brain and leads to loss of vision. The product “Smart Phone-Based Glaucoma Identification Kit” is used to identify the glaucoma disease in the retina. This product consists of both hardware and software setup.
In the hardware part fundus, images are captured and in the software program that uses an image processing algorithm to analyse the retinal image captured by the external device called eye adapter. The captured image is processed by the embedded examination kit which is developed by the algorithm. In this proposed method provides an image processing technique used to detect the optic disc center and segments the optic disc and optic cup. The main objective of this work is to automatically detect the optic disc and optic cup ratio to diagnose glaucoma from the retinal image. The product displays the preliminary diagnose result in the smartphone such as normal and progression stage of abnormality. In case of abnormal result is observed, patients should consult an ophthalmologist for future diagnostic evaluation and possible treatment as soon as possible.