diCELLa RETINOPATHY DetectionApplication for retina images classification
Diabetes (DM) is a chronic disease of the 21st century that is associated with abnormal carbohydrate metabolism. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for carbohydrate metabolism. It is responsible for the fact that glucose obtained from food is transported from the blood into the cells. In this way, the blood sugar level lowers and the cells are nourished. When the blood insulin level is normal, the sugar level is also normal The pancreas may produce too little amount of insulin (DM type 1) or the body cells do not use insulin efficiently (DM type 2). Uncontrolled glucose concentration result in numerous complications in the body related to nerves and small blood vessels .
The number of people with DM in 2014 was 422 million, of which it is believed that a significant percentage of people were undiagnosed. Uncontrolled or untreated diabetes is considered the main cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation .
Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of the following eye diseases: cataracts, open-angle glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy (DMR). The last of these diseases is the most common cause of blindness. As a result of too high blood glucose, the eye retina is damaged. The initial stages of DMR development may have no characteristic symptoms, but finally lead to vision loss or other serious eye complication e.g. diabetic macular edema (DME), neovascular glaucoma or retinal detachment .
With our application You can quickly classify images of the retina into one of four groups: no DMR, mild DMR, moderate DMR or severe DMR. This way you can improve and speed up DMR diagnostics.