Research supports screening for amblyopia before age 3

02/11/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Photoscreening before age 3 was linked to a positive-predictive value of 86.6% for detecting amblyogenic risk factors, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends vision screening at age 3, but the findings suggest that such screening is accurate and reliable enough to be extended to children as young as 1 year old.

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