【This is a TEMPORARY host of iChallenge-AMD】


Clinical Background

Age-related macular degeneration, abbreviated as AMD, is a degenerative disorder in the macular region. It mainly occurs in people older than 45 years old and its incidence rate is even higher than diabetic retinopathy in the elderly.  

The etiology of AMD is not fully understood, which could be related to multiple factors including genetics, chronic photodestruction effect, and nutritional disorder. AMD is classified into Dry AMD and Wet AMD. Dry AMD (also called nonexudative AMD) is not neovascular. It is characterized by progressive atrophy of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). In the late stage, drusen and the large area of atrophy could be observed under ophthalmoscopy. Wet AMD (also called neovascular or exudative AMD), is characterized by active neovascularization under RPE, subsequently causing exudation, hemorrhage, and scarring, and will eventually cause irreversible damage to the photoreceptors and rapid vision loss if left untreated.

An early diagnosis of AMD is crucial to treatment and prognosis. Fundus photo is one of the basic examinations. The current dataset is composed of AMD and non-AMD (myopia, normal control, etc.) photos. Typical signs of AMD that can be found in these photos include drusen, exudation, hemorrhage, etc. 


Tasks and Data Download

Task 1: Classification of AMD and non-AMD fundus images.



Images and AMD labels (released on Oct 20)
-Link for Mainland China PWD: mb36

Disc, fovea and lesions annotations (to be released in Mid Nov)
-Link for Mainland China PWD:  (to be released in Mid Nov)




Task 2: Localization of disc and fovea.

Data: To be released in Mid Nov

Task 3: Segmentation of lesions (drusen, bleeding, atrophy, neovascularization, etc) from fundus images. 

Data: To be released in Mid Nov


Leaderboards to be open by Nov 30


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