Aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity: Fractal analysis of images before and after laser surgery

Maja Olujic, Nebojsa T. Milosevic, Ana Oros, Herbert Jelinek

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Abstract

Retinopathy of prematurity is a potentially blinding proliferative disease of the retinal vasculature that affects premature infants with low birth weights. This paper explores the possibility of applying fractal analysis to images of blood vessels in the human retinae with aggressive posterior retinopathy. Although the fractal analysis suggests that the retinal images of the right eye are more complex than those for the left eye, the fractal analysis of retinal images in children with diagnosed aggressive posterior retinopathy are higher than the fractal dimensions of the same images after the laser surgery. This result indicates that the blood vessels in the retinae with AP-ROP are more complex and irregular in shape than those after the surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CSCS-18
Subtitle of host publication18th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science
EditorsIoan Dumitrache, Dumitru Popescu, Nicolae Tapus
Place of PublicationBucharest
PublisherEditura Politehnica
Pages877-881
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventCSCS-18 (18th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science) - University Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

Conference

ConferenceCSCS-18 (18th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science)
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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    Olujic, M., Milosevic, N. T., Oros, A., & Jelinek, H. (2011). Aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity: Fractal analysis of images before and after laser surgery. In I. Dumitrache, D. Popescu, & N. Tapus (Eds.), Proceedings of CSCS-18: 18th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (pp. 877-881). Editura Politehnica.