The Kenyan government issued an urgent statement to all citizens because of
In the coming period, the Kenyan government intends to start experimenting with the use of modern phones to detect eye diseases among school students.
In a related context, it is possible that the modern application, called the "eye specialist of the pocket," the work of an eye survey from the inside and announced the deterioration of vision and problems seen by children.
At present, developing countries, including Kenya, are suffering from the paucity of medical care in Laayoune, which has led the authorities to seek other options to address the critical situation.
On the other hand, the use of mobile phones in the detection of eye diseases in the investigation of the results of non-negative towards use on the elderly.
The pilot program is run by a team of doctors from the London-based Hygienic School and Tropical Medicine, and the British team stressed that pediatric eye medication could help stop their school failure.
According to the International Health Association, 285 million people are blind or have poor vision in the world. "Four in five cases can be protected from or cured from eye diseases," the WHO said.
The problem of children is the diminution of vision, which means they need to wear glasses, but many parts of the world need specialists to be able to do eye exams, especially in areas that move away from major cities and provinces.
The main exercise, according to the modern program, eight teachers will be trained to use the mobile eye analyzer known as "Peek", within the district of Kittal, which is one of the most disadvantaged areas of services in Kenya.
The smartphone stores the results of the analysis immediately, and sends them to the doctor by e-mail.
Initial experiments on the modern program will be conducted in 10 schools, before expanding into adjacent areas.
Children suffering from severe problems will be transferred to Kital's eye unit for further testing and medication.
"Many students face learning problems as a result of vision problems that are not diagnosed, and if they are diluted, they give them tremendous potential to clarify their potential," said Andrew Bastuaros, one of the participants in the BBC's London design.
Experiments on the use of mobile devices to detect adult eye diseases are still under way, but early results have shown efficacy in identifying vision problems for individuals who have been screened.
On the other hand, the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness and Standard Chartered Bank pay the financial resource of the pilot program.
On the other hand, Dr. Hilary Rono, an ophthalmologist at Kital Hospital in Kenya, said the project was very stimulating. "Since the Pike team presented their impressive mobile phones, we are convinced that the difference can be made with eye analysis in schools, Levels of detection of diminished vision of children. "
"Teachers play a key role in doing tests on children in many countries and in low-income cities," said Peter Okland, executive director of the Global Blind Prevention Agency. "There is not enough human resources to cooperate effectively."
On the good side, he concluded: "For young people, periodic analysis is likely to address early vision problems.
"If this pilot test increases the levels of eye disease detection, it represents a difference between a child who is well-watched, has poor vision, or is probably blind," said Richard Madden of Standard Chartered Bank.