Noting the limitations of the generic image processing tools, we have been working on developing problem specific solutions envisioning accurate understanding of structural changes and associated diseases corresponding to various structures of the eye. In particular, we have already developed few crucial automated tools associated with recent imaging modalities including OCT, Fundus Photography, and AOSLO.
In current practice, various automated algorithms are developed based on disparate datasets and comparing the performance of those is a major difficulty. In this connection, we propose to have standardized evaluation criteria. In particular, we developed a methodology for thorough statistical analysis based varitety porformance metrics.
We encourage other clinicians/image processing researchers to contribute data and software to the repository and allow users to use their contributions freely. This would help in (i) covering majority of diseases (ii) providing tools to analyze untouched imaging modalities and (iii) replacing existing tools with improved ones.