The eye examination in the pediatrician's office

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2003 Feb;50(1):25-40. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(02)00141-4.


The visual system of children must be routinely examined by the pediatrician. Speed, skill and diagnostic abilities will increase quickly as the examination techniques described here are practiced on a daily basis. When parents recognize that the pediatrician is also concerned about their child's visual health and development, they will play a more active role in obtaining crucial family ocular history, note ocular changes that otherwise may be ignored, and, if indicated, participate in the referral and treatment process to avoid life-long visual consequences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Examination*
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Vision Tests*