A research paper titled “Detection of Diabetes by Macrovascular Tortuosity of Superior Bulbar Conjunctiva” was presented at the 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2018 held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from July 17th to 21st. It was presented by Mr. Achintha Iroshan Kondarage and the manuscript was written by Mr. Achintha Iroshan Kondarage and Mr. Dulara De Zoysa. This Research was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Anjula De Silva, Dr. Nuwan Dayananda, Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe, Dr. Mahen Wijesuriya and Dr.Chamari Warnapura. This research was carried out with collaboration of three institutions, Department of Electronic and Telecommunication of University of Moratuwa, Department of Clinical Medicine of University of Colombo and The National Diabetes Center. Authors are focusing on implementation of computational methodologies to detect micro and macro vascular complexities. In this research work they have implemented several image processing algorithms and computational methodologies to compute tortuosity of blood vessels in bulbar conjunctiva using a 2D image of sclera region. They have also identified a significant relationship between diabetes and macro vascular tortuosity of bulbar conjunctiva.
EMBC is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, covering a broad range of topics from cutting edge biomedical and healthcare technology research and development to clinical applications, biomedical education and entrepreneurship. It is the world’s largest international biomedical engineering conference. This research was conducted as the final year research project of Mr. Achintha Iroshan Kondarage and Mr. Dulara De Zoysa under the Biomedical Engineering degree program at Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering department of University of Moratuwa.