Phone-based ophthalmoscopy for Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit

Giardini, Mario E. and Livingstone, Iain A.T. and Bolster, Nigel M. and Jordan, Stewart and Bastawrous, Andrew (2014) Phone-based ophthalmoscopy for Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit. In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2014-08-26 - 2014-08-30, IL. (

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Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, leverages smartphone technology to provide a range of ophthalmic diagnostic tests in low-income settings, thus empowering health workers to diagnose eye diseases and to manage and monitor patients within the community. A low-cost adapter on the phone native camera provides Peek with retinal imaging functionalities. The intrinsic connectivity of the smartphone allows transmission of geo-tagged patient records and, potentially, diagnostic data. The ease of use and field of view of the Peek ophthalmoscope represents a seed change in handheld direct ophthalmoscopy. The intrinsic telemedicine capabilities show promise in remote diagnostics and in integration with screening programs.