Structure-Consistent Restoration Network for Cataract Fundus Image Enhancement

Heng Li, Haofeng Liu, Huazhu Fu, Hai Shu, Yitian Zhao, Xiaoling Luo, Yan Hu, Jiang Liu

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Fundus photography is a routine examination in clinics to diagnose and monitor ocular diseases. However, for cataract patients, the fundus image always suffers quality degradation caused by the clouding lens. The degradation prevents reliable diagnosis by ophthalmologists or computer-aided systems. To improve the certainty in clinical diagnosis, restoration algorithms have been proposed to enhance the quality of fundus images. Unfortunately, challenges remain in the deployment of these algorithms, such as collecting sufficient training data and preserving retinal structures. In this paper, to circumvent the strict deployment requirement, a structure-consistent restoration network (SCR-Net) for cataract fundus images is developed from synthesized data that shares an identical structure. A cataract simulation model is firstly designed to collect synthesized cataract sets (SCS) formed by cataract fundus images sharing identical structures. Then high-frequency components (HFCs) are extracted from the SCS to constrain structure consistency such that the structure preservation in SCR-Net is enforced. The experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of SCR-Net in the comparison with state-of-the-art methods and the follow-up clinical applications. The code is available at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2022 - 25th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsLinwei Wang, Qi Dou, P. Thomas Fletcher, Stefanie Speidel, Shuo Li
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031164330
StatePublished - 2022
Event25th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2022 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Sep 18 2022Sep 22 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13432 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference25th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2022


  • Cataract
  • Fundus image enhancement
  • High-frequency components
  • Structure consistency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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