Cotton-wool spots, red-lesions and hard-exudates distinction using CNN enhancement and transfer learning

Tian-Swee Tan, M. A. As'ari, Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam, Qi Zhe Ngoo, Matthias Tiong Foh thye, Kelvin Ling Chia hiik


The automatic retinal disease diagnosis by artificial intelligent is an interesting and challenging topic in the medical field. It requires an appropriate image enhancement technique and a sufficient training dataset for the specific retina conditions. The aim of this study was to design an automatic diagnosis convolutional neural network (CNN) model which does not require a large training dataset to specifically identify diabetic retinopathy symptoms, which are cotton wool, exudates spots and red lesionin colour fundus pictures. A novel framework comprised image enhancement method by using upgraded contrast limited adaptive histogram equalization (UCLAHE) filter and transferred pre-trained networks was developed to classify the retinal diseases regarding to the symptoms. The performance of the proposed framework was evaluated based on accuracy, sensitivity and specificity metrics. The collected results have proven the robustness of the proposed framework in offering good accuracy in retina diseases diagnosis. 


Accurracy; CLAHE filter; CNN; Image enhancement; Retinal disease

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