Optic disc detection in color fundus images using ant colony optimization

Abstract Diabetic retinopathy has been revealed as the most common cause of blindness among people of working age in developed countries.
However, loss of vision could be prevented by an early detection of the disease and, therefore, by a regular screening program
to detect retinopathy. Due to its characteristics, the digital color fundus photographs have been the easiest way to analyze
the eye fundus. An important prerequisite for automation is the segmentation of the main anatomical features in the image,
particularly the optic disc. Currently, there are many works reported in the literature with the purpose of detecting and
segmenting this anatomical structure. Though, none of them performs as needed, especially when dealing with images presenting
pathologies and a grea…
Source: Blindness