Andrew Bastawrous solves problems. As a well-trained, highly skilled ophthalmologist he was devoted to treating as many patients as possible, in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. But even gifted surgeons can only do so much, and Andrew came to realize that there were innumerable patients who never even made it to the queues outside his treatment centers.

So, Andrew stepped back and rethought how to do ophthalmology in practice. He found an answer by reimagining how eye care is delivered—literally a whole new supply chain—and leveraging technology. The result is that his Peek Vision software and data intelligence platform now help millions overcome vision impairment.

Listen to (and watch) this special episode of New Thinking for a New World, as Dr. Bastawrous, a winner of the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize for 2023, explains what it really means to think differently.

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Andrew Bastawrous, United Kingdom, is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon), Professor in Global Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Co-Founder & CEO of Peek Vision and Co-Founder of the Vision Catalyst Fund. He has worked and undertaken research in over twenty countries including two years living in Kenya, where he was leading a major eye disease study and the development and testing of the earliest versions of Peek’s smartphone-based eye health systems.

Andrew has been listed as one of the world’s 30 most influential people in public health, has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles, is a TED Speaker and TED Fellow, Rolex Laureate, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Ashoka Fellow and UBS Global Visionary. In 2023 Andrew was awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours.

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