Kenyan medic behind new for eye-test kit

Dr Hillary Rono, an ophthalmologist and the eye care coordinator for Trans Nzoia, West Pokot and Turkana counties, demonstrates to Trans Nzoia county teachers how the Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) works. PHOTO | COURTESY | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) is a mobile app downloaded in a smartphone and will be used to screen nearly 300,000 pupils in 400 schools in Trans Nzoia County in the next three years.
  • After children are screened, they are referred to a hospital and their parents and headteacher are informed of the diagnosis and treatment. The records are compiled in a cloud-based data system.

A Kenyan doctor has partnered with a British university to develop an eye-test kit using a mobile phone.


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