Effective Vision Screening of Young Children in the Pediatric Office

Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
Pediatric Annals (Impact Factor: 0.61). 02/2011; 40(2):76-82. DOI: 10.3928/00904481-20110117-06
Source: PubMed


By performing timely vision screening exams, primary care physicians play a critical role in preserving the vision of young children. Retinoblastoma, infantile cataracts, strabismus, and amblyopia are not always obvious to parents or pediatricians. These four disorders are the primary targets of vision screening in young children. For children who fail a screening test, efforts should be made to assure that a comprehensive ophthalmology examination is received. Early detection and intervention are critical for providing the best opportunity for excellent vision in every child.

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