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J R Soc Med. 1988 July; 81(7): 380–383.
PMCID: PMC1291664

Do we need to measure the vision of children?

Abstract

With the advent of the acuity card procedure, it is now possible to measure quantitatively the vision of infants and young children in a routine clinical setting. Over a 19 month period 1177 tests were performed on 586 patients; ages ranged from 0.5 weeks to 23 years. Overall 1102 (93%) were successful, as were 588 of the 627 (94%) tests performed on children under the age of two years when no conventional acuity test is possible. The results serve as a background on which the argument for and against the need to measure the vision of children is considered.

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