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Estimation of melanin content in iris of human eye: prognosis for glaucoma diagnostics
Author(s): Alexey N. Bashkatov; Elina A. Genina; Ekaterina V. Koblova; Tatyana V. Danilova; Leonid E. Dolotov; Yury P. Sinichkin; Olga A. Perepelitsina; Valery V. Tuchin; Tatyana G. Kamenskikh
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Paper Abstract

Based on the experimental data obtained in vivo from digital analysis of color images of human irises, the mean melanin content in human eye irises has been estimated. For registration of the color images a digital camera Olympus C-5060 has been used. The images have been obtained from irises of healthy volunteers as well as from irises of patients with open-angle glaucoma. The computer program has been developed for digital analysis of the images. The result has been useful for development of novel and optimization of already existing methods of non-invasive glaucoma diagnostics.

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Date Published: 3 March 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6085, Complex Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics III, 60850N (3 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659176
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Alexey N. Bashkatov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Elina A. Genina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Ekaterina V. Koblova, Saratov State Medical Univ. (Russia)
Tatyana V. Danilova, Saratov State Technical Univ. (Russia)
Leonid E. Dolotov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Yury P. Sinichkin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Olga A. Perepelitsina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Tatyana G. Kamenskikh, Saratov State Medical Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6085:
Complex Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics III
Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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