e-ophtha: A Color Fundus Image Database

e-ophtha is a database of color fundus images especially designed for scientific research in Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). It has been generated from the OPHDIAT© Tele-medical network for DR screening, in the framework of the ANR-TECSAN-TELEOPHTA project funded by the French Research Agency (ANR).

If you are using any of the e-ophtha databases, always refer to the following article in any publication or document:

Decencière E, et al. TeleOphta: Machine learning and image processing methods for teleophthalmology.
IRBM (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.irbm.2013.01.010

The file Copyright.txt in the last page of the download section provides all copyrights and reference information.

The database is made of retinal images with different types of lesions (exudates and microaneurysms) manually annotated by ophthalmology experts.

Download Instructions

e-ophtha is made of two sub databases named e-ophtha-MA (MicroAneurysms), and e-ophtha-EX (EXudates). A form with personal information needs to be completed to download the databases.

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Each database is a zipped file that contains folders. Each folder corresponds to a patient visit. It includes one or more color fundus images (jpeg files) and binary masks made of lesions (png files). Images of healthy patients with no lesion are also provided in the two databases.

  • Exudates
    e_ophta_EX.zip (37.7 MB)
    Database of images with exudates. It contains 47 images with exudates and 35 images with no lesion.

  • Microaneurysms
    e_ophta_MA.zip (177 MB)
    Database of images with microaneurysms. It contains 148 images with microaneurysms or small hemorrhages and 233 images with no lesion.

Teleophta Consortium

CMM Telecom Bretagne (IMT Atlantique) LaTIM UMR1101 INSERM APHP ADCIS
École des Mines de Paris
CMM Centre de Morphologie Mathématique

École des Mines de Paris - Centre de Morphologie Mathématique
35 rue Saint Honoré
77305 Fontainebleau

33 (0)1 64 69 47 06

33 (0)1 64 69 47 07


Télécom Bretagne (IMT Atlantique)
Telecom Bretagne (IMT Atlantique)

Télécom Bretagne
Technopôle Brest-Iroise
CS 83818
29238 Brest Cedex 3

33 (0)2 29 00 11 11

33 (0)2 29 00 10 00

Telecom Bretagne (IMT Atlantique)

Laboratory of Medical Information Processing LaTIM UMR1101 INSERM

Laboratoire de Traitement de l'Information Médicale - UMR1101 INSERM
Bâtiment 2bis (I3S)
CHU Morvan - 5, Av. Foch
29609 Brest CEDEX

33 (0)2 98 01 81 30

33 (0)2 98 01 81 24


Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris

Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Hôpital Lariboisière
Service d'Ophtalmologie

2, rue Ambroise Paré
75475 Paris Cedex 10

33 (0)1 49 95 85 44



3 rue Martin Luther King
14280 Saint-Contest

33 (0)2 31 06 23 00