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Subspecialties Health Economics and Policy, Imaging & Diagnostics, Pediatric, Retina

Tackling the Global Vision Crisis

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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About the Author

Darcy Wendel

Darcy Wendel is Vice President of Clinical Affairs at GoCheck, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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