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SOM clustering approach: investigation on cataract surgery structural changes in iris

We present a novel technique to examine the consequence of cataract surgery. Iris is one of the best biometric due to its unique biological properties. It is stable throughout the life. Cataract surgery may cause changes in the iris structure. A cataract is an eye disease that causes the eye’s lens to become cloudy and opaque with decreased vision. Aging, obesity, family history, heavy drinking, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, myopia or sun exposure are the risk factors of cataract. This paper proposes an algorithm to improve the level of security or match the unmatched person due to structural and textural changes in irises. Feature vector results from gober are applied to SOM clustering approach. Our proposed method has been evaluated by a dataset composed of different irises of an individual before and after the surgery which are collected from various studies. Experimental results and performance comparisons have presented.

Author(s): Preethi DMD, Jayanthi VE