Advanced Image Analysis for the Assessment of Retinal Vascular Changes
Abstract-In the last decade, one of the major advances in retinal vascular imaging research has been the clear demonstration that physiological and pathological alterations in the retinal vascular network are associated with a variety of worldwide major diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis. However, the clinical assessment of the retinal vascular condition is most of the times tiresome, and prone to errors, particularly if occurs in a screening environment. Recent advances in image analysis can avoid this workload and provide the ophthalmologist with objective and reproducible results useful in daily clinical practice. The retinal image analysis systems have therefore become a prominent and powerful diagnostic tools in the field of ophthalmology
by detecting the changes in retinal images.