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

Corneal Ulcer is a deepithelization of the cornea and it is a very common disease in agricultural countries. The clinician most used parameter in order to identify a favorable ulcer evolution is the regress of the affected area. However, this kind of evaluation is subjective, once just the horizontal and vertical axes are measured based on a graduated scale and the affected area is estimated. Also, the registration of the disease is made by photographs. In order to overcome the subjectiveness and to register the images in a more accessible way (hard disks, floppy disks, etc.), we have developed an automatic system in order to evaluate the affected area (the ulcer). An optical system is implemented in a Slit Lamp (SL) and connected to a CCD detector. The image is displayed in PC monitor by a commercial frame grabber and a dedicated software for determining the area of the ulcer (precision of 20 mm) has been developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3246, Ophthalmic Technologies VIII, (1 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309439
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Liliane Ventura, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Caio Chiaradia, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Sidney Julio Faria de Sousa, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3246:
Ophthalmic Technologies VIII
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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