Development of a Net Enabled Retinal Image Analysis & Screening System for Grading & Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy and its Integration in i-telemedicine System

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Shafaat A. Bazaz


The project developed a telemedicine system for tele screening of DR with capabilities of self-diagnosis, real time access to data from rural areas, assignment of ophthalmologist for expert opinion and management of a national database for regular monitoring. The main aim of project was to provide a low cost and easy access solution to patients with diabetes for regular monitoring of the retina to avoid the risk of sudden vision loss. In order to provide real time diagnosis, the system has been linked with a universal communication device to transfer the patient’s data to ophthalmologists in a main central hospital. The system also provides a real time retinal acquisition and analysis facility from remote areas with universal connectivity through dialup, Ethernet, GPRS, Radio and Satellite and connects it to the central server located in the eye care center of a main city hospital.

Start Date 01-Jul-2013

Duration 18 months

Budget PKR 13.76 million

Status  Project in Inclosure Process

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Thematic Area  Health

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