Computer gaming technology used to develop screening tools for ‘lazy eye’ in children

Computer gaming technology is being used to develop and pilot two low cost, next-generation screening tools for ‘lazy eye’ in children. NHS Forth Valley Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. Iain Livingstone and Dr. Mario Giardini, senior lecturer in the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, have developed two prototype devices to […]

What are Neglected Diseases?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates show that a billion people in 149 countries suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases. These include dengue, trachoma, filariasis and leishmaniasis, and are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites or helminthes. Image of patient suffering from leprosy. These are called neglected because they […]