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Alaska Blind Child Discovery

A cooperative, charitable research project to vision screen every preschool Alaskan
 

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WHO Screening criteria
1 Important health problem
2 accepted treatment for recognized disease
3 facilities for diagnosis and treatment
4 suitable latent and symptomatic stage
5 suitable test or examination
6 test acceptable to population
7 natural history of condition understood
8 agreed on policy on whom to treat
9 Cost of finding economically balanced with overall health
10 case finding should be continuous process

Pediatric Vision Screening for Amblyopia Appears to fit these criteria well.

 
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  Wilson J, Junger G: Principles and practice of screening for disease. In: Public Health paper No 34. edn. Geneva: World Health Organization; 1968.  
 
   
 
           
 
   
 
   

 

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