RIM-ONE DL: A Unified Retinal Image Database for Assessing Glaucoma Using Deep Learning

Francisco José Fumero Batista, Tinguaro Diaz-Aleman, Jose Sigut, Silvia Alayon, Rafael Arnay, Denisse Angel-Pereira


The first version of the Retinal IMage database for Optic Nerve Evaluation (RIM-ONE) was published in 2011. This was followed by two more, turning it into one of the most cited public retinography databases for evaluating glaucoma. Although it was initially intended to be a database with reference images for segmenting the optic disc, in recent years we have observed that its use has been more oriented toward training and testing deep learning models. The recent REFUGE challenge laid out some criteria that a set of images of these characteristics must satisfy to be used as a standard reference for validating deep learning methods that rely on the use of these data. This, combined with the certain confusion and even improper use observed in some cases of the three versions published, led us to consider revising and combining them into a new, publicly available version called RIM-ONE DL (RIM-ONE for Deep Learning). This paper describes this set of images, consisting of 313 retinographies from normal subjects and 172 retinographies from patients with glaucoma. All of these images have been assessed by two experts and include a manual segmentation of the disc and cup. It also describes an evaluation benchmark with different models of well-known convolutional neural networks.

Convolutional Neural Networks; Deep Learning; Glaucoma Assessment; RIM-ONE

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DOI: 10.5566/ias.2346

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Image Analysis & Stereology
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