Photoscreening to detect potential amblyopia

Aust N Z J Ophthalmol. 1990 Aug;18(3):313-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.1990.tb00626.x.


Photoscreening to detect amblyopiogenic conditions is particularly applicable for the child under three years of age because conventional testing is difficult. We have designed an eccentric photoscreener that is inexpensive, easily used and requires only one diagnostic photograph. Some 231 infants and children were refracted and photoscreened and results compared in a blind study. Compliance was good and all cases of strabismus, amblyopia, and amblyopiogenic conditions were diagnosed.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Amblyopia / diagnosis*
  • Astigmatism / diagnosis
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Myopia / diagnosis
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Photography / instrumentation
  • Refractive Errors / diagnosis
  • Strabismus / diagnosis
  • Vision Screening / instrumentation*