The purpose of this study was to establish if a community based model using a Hospital Optometrist and Community Orthoptist can provide a practical secondary vision screening service for children.
These professionals worKing in an Inner London Health Centre, assessed children who had failed primary vision screening.
In total 483 new patients were seen between April 1994 and March 1996 with the largest referral source being the school nurse screening programme.
The majority were managed by the team with a total onward referral rate to the Hospital Eye Service of 14%. In 78% of these cases the consultant's diagnosis agreed with the reason for referral.
Where the consultant's diagnosis differed the children were identified as normal or a variant of normal.
This model of care provides a'one stop service'where a child identified as having a potential visual problem at primary screening can be assessed, refracted and provided with spectacles in a local setting without hospital referral.
Referrals to the Hospital Eye Service are considerably reduced and a convenient service is provided for parents and children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble vision, Dépistage, Modèle, Communauté, Enfant, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Oeil pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vision disorder, Medical screening, Models, Community, Child, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Eye disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0411200
Code Inist : 002B09K. Création : 22/03/2000.