Vision Screening in Children: Review of the Literature

  • In children, refractive errors and amblyopia are the two most common causes of avoidable visual impairment.

  • Screening for these is essential, especially since there is a so-called “sensitive” period during which the maturation of the visual pathways is not complete.

  • The child’s visual prognosis will therefore depend on his or her age, the duration of the visual deprivation and the timing of management.

  • Visual screening is part of a public health approach, but there are significant regional disparities regarding its organization and the means used.

  • The study conducted a review of the literature in order to establish an inventory of available resources and improve practices.

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Publication date

March 17, 2020


Journal Français D'Ophtalmologie


N. Stolla, C. Speeg-Schatzb, A. Sauerb
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