Studies and Reports About the Impact of Vision Health

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31 Research Papers
Effectiveness of screening preschool children for amblyopia: a systematic review

Published in 2009 Key Highlights: This systematic review focuses on the question of whether screening for amblyopia in children up to the age of six years leads to better vision outcomes. Three out of five studies studies suggested that screening is associated with an absolute reduction in the prevalence of amblyopia between 0.9% and 1.6% […]

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Refractive Errors and Amblyopia in Children Entering School: Shahrood, Iran

Published in 2009 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of amblyopia, strabismus, and refractive errors in children entering school. In this cross-sectional population-based study, 6-year-old children enrolling in Shahrood schools were randomly sampled. The prevalence of hyperopia (+2.00 D or worse), myopia (−0.50 D or worse), astigmatism (0.75 D […]

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Amblyopia and Refractive Errors Among School-Aged Children With Low Socioeconomic Status in Southeastern Turkey

Key Highlights: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of refractive errors and other eye diseases, incidence and types of amblyopia in school-aged children, and their relation to gender, age, parental education, and socioeconomic factors. A total of 21,062 children aged 6 to 14 were screened. 2% of the children had myopia […]

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Whole-Population Vision Screening in Children Aged 4–5 Years to Detect Amblyopia

KEY FINDINGS: Amblyopia affects at least 2% of most populations and can lead to permanently reduced vision if not detected and treated within a specific period in childhood. Whole population screening of children younger than age 5 is applied in many countries. Screening and diagnosis should be globally standardized. SUMMARY: Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder […]

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Amblyopia and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review

KEY FINDINGS: Amblyopia is a common condition, which can affect up to 5% of the general population. The study populations included children with the condition, parents of children with amblyopia, and adults who had undertaken amblyopia treatment as a child. Changing societal views over glasses and occlusion therapy are also discussed. Further research is required to […]

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