Examining the inside of a patient's eyes - retinal imaging - is vital for diagnosing and treating numerous eye conditions and other health conditions. Traditionally, retinal imaging needs to be performed in health facilities, because the equipment required to do it is bulky and expensive.
This means retinal imaging is often inaccessible to the people who need it most, such as those living in remote areas, some of whom may have already lost part or all of their sight. Peek is developing smartphone-based solutions to enable cost-effective, truly mobile systems for retinal imaging, backed up by reliable systems for remote diagnosis and follow-up.
We are developing remote retina examination solutions for several conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes which can cause blindness if left untreated, and retinopathy of prematurity, one of the leading causes of blindness and vision problems in children today.
Our remote retina examination solutions allow health workers to check for these conditions using our cost-effective, smartphone-based technology. Where patients are examined by non-eye health specialists, information can be sent to trained eye care professionals who view the images and provide advice and decisions on next steps.
36 million people worldwide are blind. Four in five of them could keep their sight with simple surgery or treatment. Millions more can't see clearly, yet need no more than a simple pair of glasses. We won't stop until everyone has been linked to the treatment and services they need.