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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Detection Yield And Therapeutic Implication Of A New Pediatric Blindness Prevention Program Involving Only Paramedics
Author: Poterio M.B.
Cardillo J.A.
De Senne F.B.M.
Rocha E.M.
Jose N.K.
Abstract: Purpose. To determine the detection yield and therapeutic implications among children screened by paramedics during a vaccination campaign. Methods. A total of 130 children aged 1 month to 5 years were assessed by paramedics for possible ocular pathologies with clinical and familiar history, orthopic examination and autorefraction. Subsequently, all children were re-evaluated by an ophthalmologist through a more complete clinical examination to determine the sensitivity of this method in detecting pathologies and its therapeutic implications. Results. Ophthalmologic disorders were confirmed in 22 of the 48 children screened as suspect and 7 children screened as normal. All disorders had a blindness potential requiring a closer medical follow-up. Conclusions. This is a very inexpensive, simple and sensitive program, reaching children aged 0 to 5 years from different social groups without requiring an ophthalmologist and could be an important tool in an attempt to prevent blindness among young children particularly in developmental countries.
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Date Issue: 1996
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