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Automatic system for corneal ulcer diagnostic
Author(s): Liliane Ventura; Sidney Julio Faria de Sousa
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Paper Abstract

Corneal Ulcer is a very common disease in agricultural countries and it is responsible for 10% of the blindness causes. One of the main aspects to be observed in these cases is the increasing or decreasing of the affected area. We have been developing an automatic optical system in order to evaluate the affected area (the ulcer) to be implemented in a public hospital (400 patients per week are analyzed). The optical system is implemented in a Slit Lamp and connected to a CCD detector. The image is displayed in a PC monitor by a commercial frame grabber and a dedicated software for determining the area of the ulcer has been developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2971, Ophthalmic Technologies VII, (26 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275122
Show Author Affiliations
Liliane Ventura, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Sidney Julio Faria de Sousa, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2971:
Ophthalmic Technologies VII
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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