A survey of vision screening practices of American Academy of Pediatrics physicians in Illinois is described.
The response rate was 42%. Sixty percent of physicians tested visual acuity of children 5 years and older, and half of this group tested children 2 to 4 years old.
The most common reasons for not testing visual acuity were inadequate time (42%), children too young (18%), or screening done at school (18%). The majority (88%) refer to an ophthalmologist after a single vision screening failure, while about half perform the cover-uncover test on infants and children.
The results suggest many Illinois pediatricians do not perform vision screening of preschool children, though screening does occur at other sites.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Trouble vision, Enfant, Nourrisson, Pratique professionnelle, Pédiatrie, Médecin, Acuité visuelle, Illinois, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Vision disorder, Child, Infant, Professional practice, Pediatrics, Physician, Visual acuity, Illinois, Human, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.