Tackling the Global Vision Crisis
How an amblyopia app is tackling the global vision crisis – starting with kids
Darcy Wendel | | Longer Read
At a Glance
- GoCheck Kids is a smartphone-based application that allows pediatricians to screen for serious eye disorders – without the need for specialist equipment
- The app is designed to identify amblyopia risk factors such as myopia, hyperopia, anisometropia, and astigmatism, and may also identify retinoblastoma and cataract, amongst other correctable visual disorders
- As it is both low cost and easy to deploy, it is well suited to healthcare workers in the developing world
- GoCheck Kids has run screening pilots in India, Nigeria, Ecuador, and Myanmar with partners such as Santen Pharmaceuticals – with more sites on the horizon.
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