Nairobi, KE– Did you know that there are only 100 doctors in Kenya that have an eye care specialization ? Even worse, lots of those doctors are not well-equipped with the necessary tools they need to help these underserved populations. For many patients, that means that it is just a matter of time until they simply lose their sight.
Peek enables smartphones to be used as mobile diagnostic tools. And it is not just being used to empower specialty doctors. Peek can be used by individuals with very minimal training.
Peek is poised to make eye exams easier, more affordable and more accessible to people globally. This mobile technology is not meant to replace all other standards for eye examination, but rather to create opportunities for those who never used to have any standard of examination.
Kenya happens to be a population in which is incredibly underserved and experiences a high frequency of longterm eye problems. Doctor Bastawrous, Rono is leading these initiatives by using these new types of devices that can empower people all around the world.
I’m extremely interested to see the impact that Peek will have on underserved diabetes populations around the globe. Its promise and longterm impact in the coming years are pointing to a revolution in modern eye care that should find its way into diabetes care in no time.
A special thanks to Jen Fleishman for bringing this to the Health Experience Project’s attention!