Age-related Macular Degeneration detection using deep convolutional neural network

Jen Hong Tan, Sulatha V. Bhandary, Sobha Sivaprasad, Yuki Hagiwara, Akanksha Bagchi, U. Raghavendra, A. Krishna Rao, Biju Raju, Nitin Shridhara Shetty, Arkadiusz Gertych, Kuang Chua Chua, U. Rajendra Acharya

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that affects the elderly. Further, the prevalence of AMD is rising because of the aging population in the society. Therefore, early detection is necessary to prevent vision impairment in the elderly. However, organizing a comprehensive eye screening to detect AMD in the elderly is laborious and challenging. To address this need, we have developed a fourteen-layer deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model to automatically and accurately diagnose AMD at an early stage. The performance of the model was evaluated using the blindfold and ten-fold cross-validation strategies, for which the accuracy of 91.17% and 95.45% were respectively achieved. This new model can be utilized in a rapid eye screening for early detection of AMD in the elderly. It is cost-effective and highly portable, hence, it can be utilized anywhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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