Multidisease Deep Learning Neural Network for the Diagnosis of Corneal Diseases

Amr Elsawy, Taher Eleiwa, Collin Chase, Eyup Ozcan, Mohamed Tolba, William Feuer, Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb, Mohamed Abou Shousha

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Purpose: To report a multidisease deep learning diagnostic network (MDDN) of common corneal diseases: dry eye syndrome (DES), Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), and keratoconus (KCN) using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) images. Study Design: Development of a deep learning neural network diagnosis algorithm. Methods: A total of 158,220 AS-OCT images from 879 eyes of 478 subjects were used to develop and validate a classification deep network. After a quality check, the network was trained and validated using 134,460 images. We tested the network using a test set of consecutive patients involving 23,760 AS-OCT images of 132 eyes of 69 patients. The area under receiver operating characteristic curve (AUROC), area under precision-recall curve (AUPRC), and F1 score and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were computed. Results: The MDDN achieved eye-level AUROCs >0.99 (95% CI: 0.90, 1.0), AUPRCs > 0.96 (95% CI: 0.90, 1.0), and F1 scores > 0.90 (95% CI: 0.81, 1.0) for DES, FED, and KCN, respectively. Conclusions: MDDN is a novel diagnostic tool for corneal diseases that can be used to automatically diagnose KCN, FED, and DES using only AS-OCT images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-261
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
StatePublished - Jun 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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