Medical Research

HelpMeSee is an ongoing contributor to medical research. Current projects are:

A study of socio-economic impact of cataract surgery in Uttar Pradesh, India.

HelpMeSee is partnering with the Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre in New Delhi, India to conduct a study on the social and economic impact of treatment for cataract blindness in Chhaprauli, Baghpat, Uttarpradesh, India. Venu Eye Institute personnel will survey patients to determine the health, economic opportunities, and quality life outcomes after undergoing treatment for cataract blindness.

Principal Investigators:

  • Dr. Hinaben Patel, Programs Analyst, HelpMeSee
  • Dr. Van Charles Lansingh, Chief Medical Officer, Latin America,HelpMeSee;
  • Matthew Walden, Clinical Research Coordinator, HelpMeSee

Testing the efficiency of “Reach,” m-Health smartphone application for cataract screening developed by HelpMeSee

HelpMeSee is partnering with Instituto Damos Vision in Lima, Peru to conduct a pilot project to identify pediatric cataracts patients in underserved communities. The project aims to demonstrate the efficiency of HelpMeSee’s Android-based Reach application to find, map, and monitor the delivery of eye care. Funding is provided by USAID’s Childhood Blindness Prevention program.

Principle Investigators:

  • Dr. Van Charles Lansingh, Chief Medical Officer, Latin America, HelpMeSee
  • Dr. Hinaben Patel, Business Intelligence and Quality Assurance (QA) Lead, HelpMeSee
  • Dr. Luz Gordillo, Instituto Damos Vision