A deep learning approach based on stochastic gradient descent and least absolute shrinkage and selection operator for identifying diabetic retinopathy

Thirumalaimuthu Thirumalaiappan Ramanathan, Md. Jakir Hossen, Md. Shohel Sayeed, Joseph Emerson Raja


More than eighty-five to ninety percentage of the diabetic patients are affected with diabetic retinopathy (DR) which is an eye disorder that leads to blindness. The computational techniques can support to detect the DR by using the retinal images. However, it is hard to measure the DR with the raw retinal image. This paper proposes an effective method for identification of DR from the retinal images. In this research work, initially the Weiner filter is used for preprocessing the raw retinal image. Then the preprocessed image is segmented using fuzzy c-mean technique. Then from the segmented image, the features are extracted using grey level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM). After extracting the fundus image, the feature selection is performed stochastic gradient descent, and least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) for accurate identification during the classification process. Then the inception v3-convolutional neural network (IV3-CNN) model is used in the classification process to classify the image as DR image or non-DR image. By applying the proposed method, the classification performance of IV3-CNN model in identifying DR is studied. Using the proposed method, the DR is identified with the accuracy of about 95%, and the processed retinal image is identified as mild DR.


Deep neural network; Diabetic retinopathy; LASSO; Stochastic gradient descent; Weiner filter;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v25.i1.pp589-600


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