Everyone hates parasites, but the thought of worms in my eyes really makes me shudder. Luckily there is hope for those unlucky enough to suffer from parasitic eye worms, as a new smartphone app can detect them.
The phone is held to a lens over a blood sample and the app starts videoing. If it sees any movement, healthcare workers know that a parasite might be present. This easy-to-use device can save time and expensive lab equipment.
I hope smartphones can be adapted to detect other parasitic diseases too.