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Localization of Optic Disc and Blood Vessel Segmentation: A Survey

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Bhavya K. Bharathan, Anjali K., Remya P. S.

Bhavya K Bharathan, Anjali K. and Remya P S.. Localization of Optic Disc and Blood Vessel Segmentation: A Survey. International Journal of Computer Applications 160(7):32-36, February 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Bhavya K. Bharathan and Anjali K. and Remya P. S.},
	title = {Localization of Optic Disc and Blood Vessel Segmentation: A Survey},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {February 2017},
	volume = {160},
	number = {7},
	month = {Feb},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {32-36},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913091},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Nowadays, number of retinal disorders are affecting to all age groups. Various research activities are being carried out to diagnosis the disorders. Damage to retina leads to loss of vision. An efficient detection of optic disc(OD) is an important task in an automated retinal image examination system. Most of the OD detection algorithms are developed for normal retinal images. So, to detect OD from normal, healthy and abnormal retinal images are challenging tasks. In this work, the various methods used to locate OD and blood vessel segmentation from retinal images are discussed.


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Vessel Segmentation, OD Localization, Thresholding