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Andrew Bastawrous    

Eye Surgeon, Innovator & Co-Founder of PEEK

Andrew Bastawrous is a Kenya-based ophthalmologist who co-founded PEEK, a low-cost smartphone ophthalmic tool that delivers eye care in some of the world's most challenging places, to those who need it most.

Andrew is a research fellow in international eye health at the International Centre for Eye Health. Andrew has worked in Sierra Leone, Peru, Belize, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Uganda and is currently based in Kenya working on the collaborative development and testing of Peek. In 2011, Andrew was awarded a Medical Research Council (MRC) and Fight for Sight Fellowship to undertake the first longitudinal population-based study (follow-up study) of eye disease in Africa and the challenges he faced inspired the idea of a smartphone based ophthalmic tool.

He has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles focusing on international eye health and mobile technology in healthcare and has co-authored four book chapters. Andrew was awarded the MRC Max Perutz Science writing Award in 2012 and is currently a TED Fellow.


Bastawrous, an eye specialist, talks during a break at the temporary ...

Andrew Bastawrous, an eye specialist, talks during a break at the temporary clinic by International Centre for Eye Health at Olenguruone in the Mau Summit ...

UK Doctor Uses Smartphone to Prevent Blindness Abroad | News ...

Dr. Andrew Bastawrous developed the smartphone app Peek to make eye diagnoses and treatments more accesible to isolated residents in poor countries.

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