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When shoud Eye Screening be considered?
Monitoring ocular health should begin at birth and continue throughout childhood. Life-threatening diseases such as retinoblastoma can present at any time during infancy and early childhood.
Vision threatening conditions that require immediate attention can occur at anytime during infancy and childhood (e.g. cataract, glaucoma, and strabismus).
Serial screening of every child by their primary medical care provider is the most effective approach to accomplish early detection of ocular problems in infants and children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and The American Academy of Ophthalmology all advocate early and continued serial screening of children as the best approach for infants and children.
Newborns are screened by the pediatrician prior to discharge from the hospital and during subsequent outpatient well-child checks.
Suspicious cases should receive immediate referral to a PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOGIST who is specially qualified to care for infants, children, and teenagers.
Screenings can detect vision loss due to amblyopia, refractive errors, and life-threatening conditions such as retinoblastoma.
Infants, children, and teenagers benefit from eye and vision screenings
Infants, children, and teenagers benefits from serial eye and vision screenings by their primary medical care provider to detect poor vision (amblyopia), eye misalignment problems, and potentially life-threatening medical conditions.
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