Andrew Bastawrous

Andrew Bastawrous is an eye surgeon and a social entrepreneur, based at the International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

He has worked and undertaken research in Sierra Leone, Peru, Belize, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Uganda and has recently returned from living in Kenya where he was leading a major eye disease study and the development and testing of Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, a new smartphone based tool (Peek) to detect eye diseases in the world’s most challenging areas. Peek recently ran one of the top-ten of all time crowd-funding campaigns in the health sector on Indiegogo, together with prize money this has enabled them to bring Peek Retina to market.

He was made a TED Fellow in 2014 and his TED talk has now been viewed close to one million times.