Bringing professional eye care to remote areas without compromising quality, Peek Retina is a part of the Peek portable eye examination kit that uses apps and a simple adapter to allow almost anyone to perform high-quality eye examinations. The photographs taken using the Peek Retina adapter enable users to look inside the eye to identify problems, leading to timely diagnosis for treatment and thus prevention of disabling eye conditions and blindness.
In Kenya, more people have access to a mobile phone than to clean running water, therefore Peek Retina taps into an existing channel to reach a significantly larger group than current health care distribution methods. Simply fix the adapter over the smartphone camera, point, and shoot. Used in combination with the Peek app, the image taken shows a high-quality image of the retina, which can then be examined for irregularities including cataracts, signs of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and symptoms of nerve disease. Using cross-culturally recognisable symbols, the Peek app also includes several other simple eye care tests to analyse a patients’ vision further. Once exams are complete, the patients’ information is securely stored and if necessary, shared with off-site professionals for further diagnosis. The patient can then be referred to receive timely treatment.
Peek Retina is much easier to use than traditional ophthalmoscopes making it suitable for a wider group of health care workers, including regional and remote healthcare workers, accident and emergency staff, medical students, general practitioners (GPs), family doctors, nurses, consultants, optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmologists and even vets.
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