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Vision screening in children: Review of the literature
N. Stolla, C. Speeg-Schatzb, A. Sauerb
Publication: Journal Français D'Ophtalmologie

Published in 2019

Key Highlights:

  • In children, refractive errors and amblyopia are the two most common causes of avoidable visual impairment.
  • Screening for these is essential, especially since there is a so-called “sensitive” period during which the maturation of the visual pathways is not complete.
  • The child’s visual prognosis will therefore depend on his or her age, the duration of the visual deprivation and the timing of management.
  • Visual screening is part of a public health approach, but there are significant regional disparities regarding its organization and the means used.
  • The study conducted a review of the literature in order to establish an inventory of available resources and improve practices.

To access the study in English and French, click here:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0181551219304334

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