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Ophthalmology 

Ophthalmology
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Ophthalmology
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199593460.003.0091
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date: 20 January 2020

History taking and assessment 570

Visual acuity measurement 572

Eye care 574

Eversion of the eyelid 574

Assessing vision and examination of the eye are essential in order to detect conditions in a child that can be a sign of serious systemic illness or result in blindness. Undetected eye problems, such as strabismus, glaucoma, cataracts, and neurological disorders can lead to poor school performance. Early detection can save a child's vision and detecting conditions, such as retinoblastoma can save a child's life. ...

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