Drsti: A workbench for querying retinal image data of age-related macular degeneration patients

Abhinav Parakh, Parvathi Chundi, Mahadevan Subramaniam

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the vision of millions of people around the world. Currently there are a few treatment options to treat and/or arrest the visual distortions in AMD patients; however, they are not uniformly effective. Retinal health of AMD patients is monitored using imaging of the retina using optical coherence tomography, fluorescein agiography, etc. The visual distortions experienced by the patients are monitored using Amsler grids. All these different types of image data can be used to study the retinal health of patients and develop correlations among data collected from different images, particularly from the Amsler grids annotated by AMD patients. This paper proposes a conceptual and logical data model that combines all of the image data from AMD patients and describes a query model for accessing the data for a single as well as across multiple patients. All retinal images are processed to construct a retinal map for each eye of a patient. The rich retinal map data is then stored in a relational database for further querying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Health - International Conference, ICSH 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHsinchun Chen, Daniel Dajun Zeng, Xiaolong Zheng, Scott J. Leischow
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319291741
StatePublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2015 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2015Nov 18 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Distortions
  • Relational data model
  • Retinal map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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