Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, is a set of diagnostic tools that allows eye care workers to use a smartphone to screen eye patients. It makes use of ‘cloud’-based systems to enable data sharing, referral and follow-up of patients.
Peek Retina is an adapter placed over the camera of a smartphone that enables retinal imaging. It has been trialled in Kenya as a prototype, showing it to be comparable to a desktop camera for optic nerve imaging. Further studies are underway to validate its use for diabetic retinopathy and malaria retinopathy.
A diabetic retinopathy screening system including Peek Acuity and Peek Retina is currently being built and trialled in Tanzania. The team hopes to make this widely available once it is fully functional and the programme evaluation is complete.
Peek apps will be free to download from the Google Play store once ready for release. Peek Retina is anticipated to be complete and ready for shipping in 2016. To keep updated on our research, release dates and news, please sign up to our newsletter at www.peekvision.org
An update from the journal publisher, the International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
News and notices in Comm Eye Health Vol. 28 No. 92 2015 –
- About this issue: The diabetes epidemic and its implications for eye health
- Teaching institutions
- Online training for DR grading
- Diabetes and eye care at the IAPB 10th General Assembly
- Next issue
- New South Asia edition of the Community Eye Health Journal
- Peek Vision
- Diabetic Retinopathy Network for the Commonwealth