Awards

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Arclight Review

Find out why the Arclight is the best value diagnostic set available and why you should use it.  Watch Arclight Review

Arclight – Designing affordable eyecare

William J Williams has created a miniature, low-cost medical device which allows healthcare workers in the poorest countries around the world to quickly diagnose common eye and ear problems. Read more.

Research Project Presentation; ‘Second Prize’

Low cost Arclight tonometer for glaucoma screening in low resource settings, Mr Isaac Bonisteel, Scottish Ophthalmology Club, Stirling, September 2019, Supervising Consultant

Scientific Exploration Society Gough Explorer Award, June 2018

£5000 to assist in funding 8 month long cycling Arclight expedition from Cairo to Cape Town. Merlin Hetherington & Alex McMaster, London, Supervising Consultant

Victoria & Albert Museum, Dundee, Design Champion Award

The Arclight ophthalmoscope was awarded a ‘design champion’ award for the innovative yet practical approach to design, August 2018

Best Oral Presentation – ‘First Prize’

Comparative Evaluation of the Arclight Otoscope’, ENT Scotland Winter Meeting, Stirling Court Hotel, Dr Shiying Hey, 9th November, 2018, Supervising Consultant

Royal & Ancient Golf Club Expedition Scholarship Award, June 2018

£12,500 to fund 8 month long cycling Arclight expedition from Cairo to Cape Town, Merlin Hetherington & Alex McMaster, St Andrews, Supervising Consultant

TEDx presentation

The Arclight; ending avoidable blindness and deafness is achievable, Martin Anderson, Byre Theatre, St Andrews, April 2018

Best Research Project Presentation – ‘First Prize’

Creation of wide field retinal images from narrow field video acquired by an Arclight direct ophthalmoscope attached to a mobile phone camera’, Scottish Ophthalmology Club, Stirling, September 2017, Supervising Consultant

Best Research Presentation – ‘First Prize’

A mixed-methods evaluation of a novel solar powered low cost ophthalmoscope (Arclight) by healthcare workers in Malawi using the Technology Acceptance Model’, Scottish Ophthalmology Club, Glasgow, April 2017, Supervising Consultant

Scottish Ophthalmology Club Travel Bursary Award – ‘Best Paper’

An evaluation of novel ophthalmoscope (Arclight and D-EYE) in telemedicine for use in retinopathy of prematurity screening’, Stirling, September 2017, Supervising Consultant

Dr Heller Memorial Fellowship Prize

For exceptional performance in an honours dissertation – ‘Comparison of a Novel, Low-Cost, Solar-Powered Pocket Ophthalmoscope with a Conventional Device’, University of St Andrews, June 2016, Supervising Consultant

Sir James MacKenzie Intercalated Bachelor of Medical Science – ‘First Prize’

A mixed-methods evaluation of a novel solar powered low cost ophthalmoscope (Arclight) by healthcare workers in Malawi using the Technology Acceptance Model’, University of Dundee, May 2016, Supervising Consultant