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Eye-phone

The World Health Organization estimates that around 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide and about 90 per cent of them live in developing countries. To help the poorest people, a team of doctors from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is trialling a smartphone app called Peek (Portable Eye Examination Kit) in Kenya.

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The technology - which can diagnose cataracts and other eye-related problems - is simple to use, relatively cheap and could revolutionise access to eye treatment.
 

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