HelpMeSee

HelpMeSee

Eliminate cataract blindness.

Human health & social work | Global | Disease Specific Prevention and Mitigation |

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HelpMeSee was founded in 2010 with the goal of training cataract care specialists to address the shortage of eye care providers needed to restore sight to every child and adult in the world blind because of cataract. Working with 240 partners in China India Nepal Sierra Leone Viet Nam Togo Peru The Gambia Madagascar and Myanmar HelpMeSee will have restored sight to nearly 250000 people by the end of 2016. HelpMeSee s campaign uses a three part approach 1. The Training of Highly Skilled SpecialistsHelpMeSee is in the latter stages of developing the HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator as part of an integrated learning system designed to instruction tens of thousands of cataract specialists on Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery. 2. Finding Patients in Need of CareUsing an Android smartphone community health workers find and record patient information as a photograph voice recording and GPS location in the HelpMeSee Reach app. In this initial medical record a pre surgery test is conducted by the partner and if required the patient is scheduled for treatment. After the procedure the community health worker is alerted through the app to conduct a 4 week follow up vision test. 3. Supporting High Quality SurgeriesDelivering high quality healthcare in the developing world presents a unique set of challenges. Many medicines may be counterfeit and infection rates are higher than in the developed world. In some areas accountability and standards may be week. To address these issues HelpMeSee developed a pre sterilized single use surgical kit and a cloud based surgical reporting system.The HelpMeSee surgical kit is a complete set of the instruments pharmaceuticals and disposables required to perform an MSIC surgery. The cloud based surgical reporting system monitors the outcomes of all procedures.Our goal is to use these for a solution where after initial setup partners can continue this work on their own sustainably.

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Human health & social work Nonprofit Operating 51 - 200 employees

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20 West 36th Street
Floor 4
New York, New York 10018-8005
United States of America



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Tweet from HelpMeSee: The @WHO created an action plan in 2014 to address the challenges of blindness Posted Wed Jul 19 11:30 am

Tweet from HelpMeSee: @DrRosenak Thank you! Posted Wed Jul 19 10:25 am

Tweet from HelpMeSee: While the greatest and unpreventable risk for cataracts is aging, there are ways you can delay their onset.s https://t.co/CTYKg7UZmj Posted Mon Jul 17 5:55 pm

Tweet from CNN: RT @CNN: When a 67-year-old woman came in for routine cataract surgery, doctors found a ball of 27 contact lenses in her eye https://t.co/t… Posted Mon Jul 17 3:06 pm

Tweet from HelpMeSee: Tell the @UN to include the training of eye care professionals as part of their SDG agenda. https://t.co/pseMKY87Zz #SDGsInNYC Posted Mon Jul 17 2:51 pm

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