Preschool vision screening: results of a systematic review

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination; Health Services Research Unit, Dept of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford
Record ID 31999008335
Authors' objectives:

To examine the effectiveness of preschool vision screening, to provide evidence on which decisions about the future provision of this service can be made and to indicate areas where further research is needed.

Authors' recommendations: There is a lack of good quality research into the natural history of the target conditions, the disabilities associated with them, and the efficacy of available treatments. In the absence of sound evidence that the target conditions sought in preschool vision screening programmes are disabling and that the interventions available to correct them do more good than harm, the ethical basis for such interventions is very insecure.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1997
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Vision Screening
  • Vision Tests
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vision Disorders
Organisation Name: University of York
Contact Address: University of York, York, Y01 5DD, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1904 321040, Fax: +44 1904 321041,
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