Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Standards for Pre-School Screenings

The Vision Screening Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the professional organization for pediatric eye care, has revised its guidelines for automated preschool vision screening based on new evidence. The new guidelines are published in the February issue of the Journal of AAPOS,” reports Science Digest. “Approximately 2% of children develop amblyopia, sometimes known as 'lazy eye' -- a loss of vision in one or both eyes caused by conditions that impair the normal visual input during the period of development of vision. Amblyopia remains treatable until 60 months, with treatment becoming less effective after age 5.” Read more.

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