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Cataract Screening Techniques under Limited Health Facilities

Cataract Screening Techniques under Limited Health Facilities

The increasing number of cataract sufferer is a serious problem because cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in the world. To avoid blindness from cataracts we need to detect them early. Today, ophthalmologists use slit lamps to diagnose cataracts. This equipment is expensive and requires special training to use it. Unfortunately, a lot of developing countries have a limited number of ophthalmologists and health facilities, while a lot of cataract sufferers live in developing countries. In our system, once a user simply takes a patient’s photograph of an eye, the system will automatically analyze the image and distinguish between serious and non-serious conditions. In the image analysis, we have to treat images taken under various kinds of conditions and the conditions strongly an affect their appearance. Our system performance is promising for further development.