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The Pediatric Eye Examination

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The physician must take a unique approach to the pediatric eye examination, as children are not simply small adults and vision issues they face vary with age. The adept examiner utilizes a distinct skillset to evaluate children and understands the importance of tailoring the examination to each age group and each individual child. With proper tools, the pediatric examination can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience that provides information that may be critical in ensuring the development of normal, binocular vision.

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  • Pediatric eye examination
  • Eye exam in children
  • Red reflexes in pediatric examination
  • Visual acuity testing in preverbal children
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Yeager, L. (2019). The Pediatric Eye Examination. In: Casper, D., Cioffi, G. (eds) The Columbia Guide to Basic Elements of Eye Care. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10886-1_3

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