Identification of diabetic retinopathy using deep learning algorithm and blood vessel extraction

Author(s): Ananthi *

Retinal blood vessel and retinal vessel tree segmentation are significant components in disease identification systems. Diabetic retinopathy is found using identifying hemorrhages in blood vessels. The debauched vessel segmentation helps in an image segmentation process to improve the accuracy of the system. This paper uses Edge Enhancement and Edge Detection method for blood vessel extraction. It covers drusen, exudates, vessel contrasts and artifacts. After extracting the blood vessel, the dataset is fed into CNN network called EyeNet for identifying DR infected images. It is observed that EyeNet leads to Sensitivity of about 90.02%, Specificity of about 98.77% and Accuracy of about 96.08%.