Views from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

“When the patients share their joy of regaining sight with you then that is double joy”

Inspirational film released to mark the day Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest serving monarch.

Kenyan eye surgeon Dr Hillary Rono has devoted his life to tackling avoidable blindness and restoring sight to people in the poorest parts of his country. He is now leading trials of Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, to see how the smartphone-based system could make a difference on a huge scale by improving access to eye care. His PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is being funded by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. He is also an alumnus of the School, having graduated with a Master’s in Public Health for Eye Care in 2012.

Dr Rono’s story is brought to life in his own words in a film released by The Trust.

 

Image: Dr Rono, left, with patient. Credit: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

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