Arclight: a pocket ophthalmoscope for the 21st century

Dr Andrew Blake and Colleagues have had a review article published on the Arclight Ophthalmoscope in the Christmas edition of the BMJ.

This device represents over 10 years of team work between a wide range of people and organisations including the Fred Hollows Foundation, Arclight Medical, Leicester University, UCL, NHS Fife Vision 2020 link with Malawi and the University of St Andrews Global Health team.

The Arclight, a cheap, solar-powered ophthalmoscope, was designed by researchers at St Andrews University and is aimed at helping health workers in poorer countries to detect the signs of blindness.

The University of St Andrews shop is the sole supplier of the Arclight in the UK with all profits from sales of the device funding distribution and education exercises in low income countries through the School of Medicine’s Global Health Implementation Team.

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