Automated volumetric evaluation of stereoscopic disc photography

J Xu, H Ishikawa, G Wollstein, R Bilonick, L Kagemann, Jamie Craig, David Mackey, Alex Hewitt, Joel Schuman

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    PURPOSE: To develop a fully automated algorithm (AP) to perform a volumetric measure of the optic disc using conventional stereoscopic optic nerve head (ONH) photographs, and to compare algorithm-produced parameters with manual photogrammetry (MP), scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements. METHODS: One hundred twenty-two stereoscopic optic disc photographs (61 subjects) were analyzed. Disc area, rim area, cup area, cup/disc area ratio, vertical cup/disc ratio, rim volume and cup volume were automatically computed by the algorithm. Latent variable measurement error models were used to assess measurement reproducibility for the four techniques. RESULTS: AP had better reproducibility for disc area and cup volume and worse reproducibility for cup/disc area ratio and vertical cup/disc ratio, when the measurements were compared to the MP, SLO and OCT methods. CONCLUSION: AP provides a useful technique for an objective quantitative assessment of 3D ONH structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11347-11359
    Number of pages13
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2010

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