Blindness Prevention through Integrated Smartphone Technology

  • Young Entrepreneur Award

Nahush Katti

Doctor On LLC Columbia, MO

Vikram Arun

Doctor On LLC Columbia, MO

The Problem:

According to World Health Organization, estimates suggest that over 80% of all undiagnosed cataract conditions will lead to permanent blindness as acute ophthalmic problem is exacerbated without timely diagnosis.

The Solution:

The ultimate objective of the proposal is to serve the rural/impoverished population of the world in meeting their most important ophthalmic diagnostic requirements. The team strongly believe that their innovative smartphone based diagnostic technology has tremendous commercial potential because of its simplicity and its ability to provide high-resolution images for the accurate diagnosis of cataract and various other debilitating human diseases for rural and impoverished patients.