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Alaska Blind Child Discovery: Luminaries

A cooperative, charitable research project to Eliminate Amblyopia Blindness in Alaska

Howard Freedman


Howard Freedman dedicated much of his career and fortune toward objective detection of refractive factors that place an infant at risk for amblyopia. He engineered a two-axis, sequential, off-center photoscreener based on high-speed Polaroid film, the prototype of which eventually became known as the MTI photoscreener. Dr. Freedman ws an active member of the Vision Screening Committee and helped draft original photoscreening position papers. Originally practicing in Redmond, Washington, Dr. Freedman currently advocates and delivers community free pediatric vision screening in Florida. (P.S. from Joe Miller: "In addition to Howard's contributions to photoscreening, he taught me his "Kleenex Test". Push a dry kleenex against a closed eyelid and if there is NLDO - you see a wet spot! ")

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