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Detection of Retinal pigmentosa in paediatric age patients using CNN with Tkinter Framework


The project Detection of retinal pigmentosa in paediatric age patients involves a combination of deep learning and MySQL in the process of registering the user who wants to use the application. The project consists of a Tkinter GUI where the user can register himself/herself and login to evaluate and test the model. The model predicts by taking image as an input an predicts whether a person is affected with retinal pigmentosa or not, the model which we use to train and test the data is Convolutional neural network model.


Code Description & Execution

Algorithm Description

Convolutional Neural Network: As we all are aware of the fact, how deep learning and transfer learning is revolutionizing the world with its immense capability of handling any kind of data and learning so efficiently. So, similarly we have applied the same concept by picking a deep learning model i.e., Convolutional neural network which basically work son the principle of having filters. Each convolutional layer has some specific filters to identify and extract the features from the input image and learn it and transfer it to other layers for further processing. We can have as many filters as possible in the convolutional layer depending on the data we are dealing on. Filter are nothing but feature detectors in the input data. Along with the convolutional layer we also have other layers which does further pre-processing such as Maxpooling, Activation function, Batch Normalization and dropout layer. These all contribute to the CNN model creation and along with the flatten and output layer. The reason we do flattening is to feed the output of the CNN model to the dense layer which gives us the probability of the predicted value.

Installing SQLITE Database

Ok, so as this project is integrated with database login support, we might need to install SQLite database in our system to make the code running. Trust me this will not take more than 5 min of your precious time, hang on.

  1. Visit the given link and download the SQLITE standard installer.

  1. After the download has ended, click on the .msi file and follow the all the necessary installation procedures.
  2. Click on next and make sure to check the boxes for making the shortcuts.
  3. Click on next and the installation procedures begins.

At last, click on finish to complete the setup procedure.

How to Execute?

Make sure you have checked the add to path tick boxes while installing python, anaconda.

Refer to this link, if you are just starting and want to know how to install anaconda.

If you already have anaconda and want to check on how to create anaconda environment, refer to this article set up jupyter notebook. You can skip the article if you have knowledge of installing anaconda, setting up environment and installing requirements.txt

  1. Install the prerequisites/software’s required to execute the code from reading the above blog which is provided in the link above.
  2. Press windows key and type in anaconda prompt a terminal opens up.
  3. Before executing the code, we need to create a specific environment which allows us to install the required libraries necessary for our project.
  • Type conda create -name “env_name”, e.g.: conda create -name project_1
  • Type conda activate “env_name, e.g.: conda activate project_1
  1. Go to the directory where your requirement.txt file is present.
  2. cd <>. E.g., If my file is in d drive, then
  3. d:

command d d:\License-Plate-Recognitionmain    #CHANGE PATH AS PER YOUR PROJECT, THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE

command d license plate    

     8. If your project is in c drive, you can ignore step 5 and go with step 6

     9. g., cd C:\Users\Hi\License-Plate-Recognition-main


    11. Run pip install -r requirements.txt or conda install requirements.txt (Requirements.txt is a text file consisting of all the necessary libraries  required for executing this python file. If it gives any error while installing libraries, you might need to install them individually.)

pipe installation

     12. To run .py file make sure you are in the anaconda terminal with the anaconda path being set as your executable file/folder is being saved. Then type python main.pyin the terminal, before running open the and make sure to change the path of the dataset.

(Please refer to the output images to understand how to login, On the right we have a registration box and on the left we have Login Box)

     13. If you would like to run .ipynb file, Please follow the link to setup and open jupyter notebook, You will be redirected to the local server there you can select which ever .ipynb file you’d like to run and click on it and execute each cell one by one by pressing shift+enter.

Please follow the above links on how to install and set up anaconda environment to execute files.

Data Description

The dataset was downloaded from a private data repository which might not be available now. The dataset is divided into train and test sets, where each folder is again divided into negative and positive folders, where thee training_negative consists of 386 images and training_positive consists of 134 images, similarly test_negative consists of 96 images and test_positive consists of 34 images. Shape of all the images is equally scaled about 3072 x 2048‬.





Final Results

detection of retina
detection of retina result
detection of retina final result

Evaluation Metrics

Evaluation metrics are considered as one of the most important steps in any machine learning and deep learning projects, where it will allow us to evaluate how good our model is performing on the new data or on unseen data. There are a lot of evaluation metrics which can be used in order to assess how good our model is performing, in our case, since we are dealing with binary classification and neural network, we are going to sue binary_cross_entropy/log_loss, which basically compares the actual class with the predicted probabilities and then it calculates a corrected probability by subtracting it with the probability of a datapoint belonging to class1 with the predicted probability, i.e. for the case of ID8 it is actually class 0, but the probability is of class 1 is 0.56, so we subtract (1 – 0.56), we get 0.44 that is our corrected probability.  Then Log_loss is calculated by applying log transformation on each of the calculated_probablities. The the average of the negative corrected_probablities are taken which will gives us the log_loss/binary_cross_entropy, the lower the value the better our model is performing.

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Log_loss calculation for corrected_probablities

log loss coreection

Log_Loss formula without calculating corrected_probablities

Log_Loss formula


Issues you may face while executing the code

  1. We might face an issue while installing specific libraries, in this case, you might need to install the libraires manually. Example: pip install “module_name/library” i.e., pip install pandas
  2. Make sure you have the latest or specific version of python, since sometimes it might cause version mismatch.
  3. Adding path to environment variables in order to run python files and anaconda environment in code editor, specifically in any code editor.
  4. Make sure to change the paths in the codeaccordingly where your dataset/model is saved.

Refer to the Below links to get more details on installing python and anaconda and how to configure it.


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