Screening Eye Disease in Rural Nepal: Seminar, Music with Dr. Suman Thapa

Sponsored by Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health and the Department of Ophthalmology.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Li Ka Shing Center, Room 120
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With over 80% of Nepal’s population living in rural areas, patients are often required to travel hundreds of miles for a brief visit with a physician. Invented by Stanford researchers, Paxos Scope is a universal adapter that converts any smartphone into an easy-to-use ophthalmic camera. This presentation will discuss the results of this novel way to screen for eye diseases by applying tele-ophthalmology on the existing infrastructure of eye care in a country challenged by a harsh geographic terrain and limited human resources.

**With music to follow**

Suman is a singer-songwriter and has composed several songs based on places visited and life experiences. His group, Suman & The Blue Frets, plays contemporary blues that incorporates the ethnic Nepalese instrument called the ‘Sarangi’, along with piano, cello, and guitar. Join us after the talk for a performance!

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