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Rapid, cost-effective diagnostic device for leading cause of blindness shows promising results in early tests

A researcher uses the DjinniChip system in the back of a car in Tanzania

A new study from a team involving ICEH has shown encouraging results for a new diagnostic test for bacteria that causes trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. DjinniChip, a method for assessing the presence…

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Mobile health system used to test school eye health education package

Photograph: Peek Vision

New peer-reviewed research published in eClinicalMedicine shows how the Peek Vision school eye health system can help service providers evaluate new ways of educating children and their parents about eye health.

Peek Vision’s suite of smartphone and software solutions, designed to improve healthcare delivery, developed…

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Major new research programme could fast-track health service improvement in low and middle-income countries

Photograph: Rolex / Joan Bardeletti

A partnership including The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and Peek Vision have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Science, which will be used for a series of research projects with the potential to redefine how health services can be optimised.

The Collaborative…

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Accessible eye health technology shows large advantages over current method for detecting childhood problems in lower and middle-income countries

A nurse trained in red reflex testing giving health education to mothers attending a child health clinic. Photograph: Furahini Mndeme

A new study from ICEH has revealed that an existing, easily accessible method of detecting causes of avoidable blindness would be more beneficial in lower and middle-income countries than…

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Traditional Medicine Use Strongly Associated with Incidence of Microbial Keratitis

A traditional healer prepares a treatment. Photograph: Simon Arunga

The incidence of microbial keratitis (MK), a major cause of blindness, is strongly associated with use of traditional eye medicine, a new study from ICEH has found.

Microbial keratitis is an infection of the cornea, the clear covering of the front…

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