TitleAnalysis of corneal images for assessing contact lens trauma
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsCullen, J., P. Fieguth, S. Pounder, and K. Whitear
Conference NameInternational Conference on Image Processing
Conference LocationVancouver
Keywordsarterial edges, blood vessels, conjuctival hyperaemia, contact lens trauma, corneal images, dilated blood vessels, edge detection, eye, Feature Extraction, human eyes, image colour analysis, medical image processing, patient, redness, redness estimator, sclera

Contact lens wearers are often affected by a condition known as conjuctival hyperaemia. This condition is characterised by dilated blood vessels visible in the sclera (the white portion of the eye). Optometrists need to be able to detect changes in the level of redness and to repeatably assess the absolute levels of redness found in a patient's eye in order to prescribe and evaluate treatment. The goal of this paper is to develop an automated method for grading the level of redness in human eyes. The selected features examine the average redness and length of arterial edges. The computed features are correlated with expert data collected to train the redness estimator