Paper Information

Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS   JULY 2015 , Volume 3 , Number 1-4 (19); Page(s) 771 To 775.
 
Paper: 

PEDIATRIC VISION SCREENING: SOME GENERAL KNOWLEDGE FOR PEDIATRICIANS

 
 
Author(s):  SHARIFI FATEMEH, RAHIMI HAMID REZA, OMID TABRIZI ARASH, SHAHINFAR SAEID, ATTAEI NAKHAIE ALI REZA*
 
* SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Primary vision care is recommended for infants and young children. Childhood is critical time to prevent loss of vision and to optimize treatment so some eye disorders in children must be diagnosed at this time. To detect risk factors and visual abnormalities, the eye screening done by pediatricians and other primary care providers is necessary. The process that should be occur at each child visit to identify those patients who require referral to ophthalmologist and can be a preventative health measure. Thus, it is important that pediatricians increased knowledge about the eye conditions that may affect their youngest patients. This article reviews the most important pediatric eye condition that primary care providers may encounter.

 
Keyword(s): AMBLYOPIA, CHILDHOOD, PRIMARY VISION CARE, STRABISMUS
 
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