Peek is committed to bringing vision and health to everyone. Vision testing and imaging of the eye don’t alone ensure that someone who is at risk of becoming or who is unnecessarily visually impaired or blind receives treatment. We believe we in strengthening health systems and empowering individuals. Our screening systems are designed to build programmes that ensure if anyone found with a vision problem can receive appropriate treatment by linking the information we’ve captures with our Apps or Hardware to healthcare workers who can arrange follow-up or treatment as needed. We work with partners to build, test and deploy our systems within their programmes to extend the reach of the many excellent organisations working on the ground who share our mission.
Peek School Screening utilises the Peek Acuity sight tests to capture information on children in schools who don’t see well. The information on those children is automatically sent to a local eye care professional who can schedule visits to the school to work out the reasons for the sight problems as well as provide treatment (e.g. glasses, eye drops) or refer them on for specialist care. Parents of the children receive automated SMS messages or voice messages in their local language notifying them of the result of the screening tests. The head teacher or contact person for the school receives an SMS list of the children in their school requiring further support and reminders to those who have yet received it.
In 2015 we completed a randomised control trial in Kenya. 25 teachers were trained to screen for visual impairment and they successfully screened 21,000 children, finding 900 with visual impairment, in just nine days. This programme is now being extended to screen 300,000 children across a whole county. In 2016, the programme was implemented in Botswana with partners who delivered a comprehensive screening service in conjunction with district school vaccination programme. 13,000 children across 49 schools were screened and followed up for treatment. We are working towards extending this to be a national programme with the Ministries of Health and Education beginning in 2017. In 2016, piloting of the programme in India began with a large trial commencing in early 2017.
How to book
If you are interested in running a school screening programme and think that we could help, send us an email on [email protected]
Peek Diabetic Retinopathy Screening utilises the Peek Acuity sight test and Peek Retina hardware to capture information on people living with diabetes at primary healthcare facilities. Information of patients including retinal images are sent to a server where a trained grader or eye care professional can view the images and provide grading and decisions on next steps. This information is automatically shared with the patient via SMS and the referring clinic is updated on the outcome of the patients they have referred. Anyone needing treatment is logged with the hospital that provides the Diabetic Retinopathy service so they know to expect them and automated reminders are sent to non-attenders. Information from the screening system can populate a hospital electronic medical record (EMR).
How to book
The system is currently being tested with partners in Tanzania and once we are confident it is working well we will be looking for more partners to take it further. If you are interested in running and helping us develop the diabetic retinopathy programme in the future, send us an email on [email protected]
Peek Community Screening utilises the Peek Acuity sight tests to capture information on people in the community who don’t see well or have other eye complaints. The information on those people is automatically sent to a local healthcare clinic where a more detailed assessment can take place using guided decision-making algorithms. These help ensure those needing urgent care are referred to the right place quickly and those who can be managed locally are given the advice to do so, reducing the burden on the busy hospitals who often see many patients that could be managed in primary care and making sure those in the community who are never reached start to access services. Patients and key contacts for the patient receive automated SMS messages or voice messages in their local language notifying them of the result of the screening tests and clinic visits.
How to book
The system is currently being tested with partners in Kenya and once we are confident it is working well we will be looking for partners to take it further. If you are interested in running and helping us develop the community screening programme in the future send us an email on [email protected]
In a global collaboration led by the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) methodology, a survey methodology now used over 180 times in more than 70 countries is being upgraded to allow smartphone data entry with in-built validation checks, incorporation of Peek Vision Tests, cloud-based automated (real-time) data analysis and reporting with new visualisation to inform better health service planning.
How to book
mRAAB is available on Google Play Store here, the next phases will be made available once tested and validated. For updates see raabdata.info or contact Hans Limburg at [email protected] and Islay at [email protected]
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