MULTISTAGE CLASSIFICATION OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY USING FUZZYNEURAL NETWORK CLASSIFIER
ICTACT Journal on Image and Video Processing
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is complicated disorder in human retina which is affected due to an increasing amount of insulin in blood that results in vision impairment. Early detection of DR is used to support the patients to prevent blindness and to be aware of this disease. This paper proposes a novel technique for detecting DR using hybrid classifiers. It includes pre-processing of the image, segmentation of region of interest, feature extraction and classification. Retinal structures like
... structures like microaneurysms, exudates, hemorrhages and blood vessels are segmented. Classification is performed with integration of Fuzzy logical System and Neural Network (NN) which improves the accuracy of classification. Experimentation is carried out with the MESSIDOR data set. Results are compared against various performance metrics like accuracy, sensitivity and specificity. An accuracy close to 100 percent and low average error rate of 0.012 are obtained using the proposed method. The results obtained are encouraging.