Unilorin Lecturer, Dr. Popoola Develops Blindness Detection Kits

Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola, an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, has been granted a patent on a device she calls “Teacher Led Vision Screener,” (TELVIS).

According to reports, TELVIS helps detect sight challenges in children and young people, and the device could be used by non-professionals, particularly teachers, to detect sight inadequacies among pupils.

The report disclosed that the ophthalmologist also invented another device known as “Vision Save,” a device particulary useful in the course of immunisation of children between ages zero and two.

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Ademola-Popoola commended the United States Agency for International Development for granting her financial support in the production and deployment of the two devices.It added that the agency also offered support in the training of non-professionals on simple rules in using the devices effectively.

Ademola-Popoola, praised the authorities of the university and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for assisting her research team with a grant.

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