Corneal Nerve Tortuosity Data Set

Sub-basal corneal nerve plexus
[.zip] [size: ~3.46 MB]

The dataset consists of 30 images from the sub-basal corneal nerve plexus, acquired in normal and pathological subjects.

  • 30 images from 30 different normal or pathological subjects (diabetes, pseudoexfoliation syndrome, keratoconus).

  • The manual grading of the corneal nerve tortuosity is provided in a Table (pdf file).

  • Acquisition instrument: Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II with Rostock Corneal Module (HRTII32-RCM) confocal laser microscope (Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany)

  • Image Format: TIFF monochrome, 384 x 384 pixel digital images

  • Source: Department of Ophthalmology, Ehime University School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan.

We request that any published material reporting results using data from this dataset acknowledges it by quoting the following publication:

Scarpa F, Zheng X, Ohashi Y, Ruggeri A, "Automatic evaluation of corneal nerve tortuosity in images from in vivo confocal microscopy", Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2011 Aug 16;52(9):6404-8, doi: 10.1167/iovs.11-7529.


All the images in the NERVES database are compressed in one zip file of approximately 3.6 MB. Click on the button below to start the download.

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