Title: Measurement of bleb height area and extent using anterior segment optical coherence tomography

Authors: T.R. Ganesh Babu; S. Nirmala; K. Vidhya

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Muthayammal Engineering College, Rasipuram, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Muthayammal Engineering College, Rasipuram, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: To image trabecolectomy blebs using anterior segment optical coherence tomography AS-OCT and to measure the blebs morphological features such as bleb height area and extend. In this paper fuzzy local information C-means clustering is used to segment the bleb boundary. A batch of 25 AS-OCT images are used to assess the performance of the determined parameters to the clinical parameters, and 91.43% accuracy is obtained in the determined parameters result. The mean value of bleb height, area and extend are 0.2 mm, 1.618 mm2, 0.343 mm respectively. The result shows the potential applicability of the method for automated and objective mass screening for detection of bleb boundary.

Keywords: blebs; fuzzy local information C-means; clustering; trabeculectomy; anterior chamber; optical coherence tomography; median filter.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2020.105579

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2020 Vol.12 No.2, pp.263 - 271

Received: 09 Jan 2017
Accepted: 16 Nov 2017

Published online: 17 Jan 2020 *

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