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On the identification of visual defects in children in general and prematurely born children in particular


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Title: On the identification of visual defects in children in general and prematurely born children in particular
Authors: Hård, Anna-Lena 1949-
Issue Date: 2003
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Institute of Clinical Neuroscience
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Date of Defence: 2003-09-18
Disputation: Växthuset, Drottning Silvias barn- och ungdomssjukhus, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset / Östra, kl. 09.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: preschool vision screening
referral criteria
children
vision
preterm
cerebral visual impairment
visual perception
ocular fundus morphology
Abstract: Aims: Papers I & II: To evaluate the consequences of changes in the criteria for referral to an eye clinic following general pre-school vision screening. According to the former criteria all 4 year old children in the Göteborg area, with visual acuity (VA) <0.8 in either eye, were referred. Since 1992, children with slightly reduced vision (0.65 in each eye or 0.65 in one and 0.8 in the other) are retested at the age of 5.5 years and referred if visual acuity is <0.8. Papers III-V: To investigat... more
ISBN: 91-628-5765-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/15956
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

 

 

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