Author Archives: Sarah O'Regan

Peek demo for Prince Harry

During a visit to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, he met Peek co-founder and CEO Andrew Bastawrous, who is also Assistant Professor in International Eye Health at the School, along with other members of the Peek team … Continue reading

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Newsletter #2, 30th June 2017

Click here to view the entire CEHC newsletter #2 or read it below. Welcome! Welcome to the latest Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium newsletter! As we pass the three-year mark in the lifetime of the Consortium, we reflect upon some of the positive … Continue reading

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Royal visit to Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium programmes in Malawi

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex marked Commonwealth Week by visiting a hospital and school in Malawi to see activities to end avoidable blindness and champion young leaders. The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium programmes are funded by The Queen … Continue reading

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CEHC Research Fellow Nyawira Mwangi leads public engagement day

Consortium Research Fellow Nyawira Mwangi recently co-ordinated a public engagement day on the theme of “Beat Diabetes”. The activity was held at the Kenya Medical Training College on the 7th April 2016, and was linked to her PhD research on diabetic retinopathy. The event … Continue reading

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Peek wins international Design Award

Last week in Copenhagen,  Consortium programme Peek received the INDEX: Award 2015 design prize. The team was awarded €100,000 for the design of an affordable smartphone adapter, Peek Retina, which will enable professional eye examinations anywhere in the world. “Peek wins INDEX: Award … Continue reading

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Peek eye testing app shown to work as well as charts for visual acuity

Peek Acuity, the app used to test eyesight easily and affordably using a smartphone, is as accurate as traditional charts, according to a study published today. Peek (the Portable Eye Examination Kit) is a unique smartphone-based system for comprehensive eye testing … Continue reading

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Newsletter #1, 15th December 2014

Click here to view the entire CEHC newsletter #1 or read it below. Welcome to our first newsletter! We are now approaching the six-month mark in the timeframe of the Consortium, and the team has been working hard with our … Continue reading

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Launch of the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium

More than 150 healthcare professionals from all over the world gathered at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for the launch of the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium on Wednesday 5th November 2014. The Consortium is a collaboration between … Continue reading

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