Published in 2019
- 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