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Cataract screening by minimally trained remote observer with non-mydriatic digital fundus camera
Author(s): Ann Choi; David Hjelmstad; Jessica N. Taibl; Samir I. Sayegh
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Paper Abstract

We propose a method that allows an inexperienced observer, through the examination of the digital fundus image of a retina on a computer screen, to simply determine the presence of a cataract and the necessity to refer the patient for further evaluation. To do so, fundus photos obtained with a non-mydriatic camera were presented to an inexperienced observer that was briefly instructed on fundus imaging, nature of cataracts and their probable effect on the image of the retina and the use of a computer program presenting fundus image pairs. Preliminary results of pair testing indicate the method is very effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8567, Ophthalmic Technologies XXIII, 85671Y (26 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004602
Show Author Affiliations
Ann Choi, The Eye Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
David Hjelmstad, The Eye Ctr. (United States)
Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Jessica N. Taibl, The Eye Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Samir I. Sayegh, The Eye Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8567:
Ophthalmic Technologies XXIII
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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