1. Replication and Refinement of an Algorithm for Automated Drusen Segmentation on Optical Coherence Tomography

    Replication and Refinement of an Algorithm for Automated Drusen Segmentation on Optical Coherence Tomography

    Here, we investigate the extent to which re-implementing a previously published algorithm for OCT-based drusen quantification permits replicating the reported accuracy on an independent dataset. We refined that algorithm so that its accuracy is increased. Following a systematic literature search, an algorithm was selected based on its reported excellent results. Several steps were added to improve its accuracy. The replicated and refined algorithms were evaluated on an independent dataset with the same metrics as in the original publication. Accuracy of the refined algorithm (overlap ratio 36–52%) was significantly greater than the replicated one (overlap ratio 25–39%). In particular ...

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