Eye exam smartphone adapter aims to increase eye care access around the world | OphthalmologyTimes
The kit was developed through collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Strathclyde, and the NHS Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research.
According to Mashable, the adapter is clipped over the camera of a smartphone to allow health workers to see inside the eye and capture high-quality images, which can then be sent to physicians for diagnosis.
“It removes the need for traditional ophthalmoscopes and bulky cameras, enabling examinations in any part of the world. Other conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected,” the website wrote.
“Eighty percent of . . . blindness is avoidable, but in many regions, people don’t have access to eye care,” Andrew Bastawrous, BSc (Hons) MBChB HFEA MRCOphth, creator of Peek, told Mashable.
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