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“The ideal photoscreener is portable, simple, and user-friendly for children and parents. It should be quick and inexpensive. It should focus on active children in reduced illumination. It should be capable of instantaneously demonstrating a good image, capable of obtaining orthogonal images and capable of storing and transmitting images for interpretation. The ideal photoscreener allows efficient and infallible identification of each child. The ideal photoscreener also provides rapid interpretation of the image so the parent can either a) be reassured of probable normality, or b) seek a confirmatory complete eye examination soon. Inconclusive interpretations due to inadequate photoscreen image quality or fixation are frustrating for parents.”
 
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Kovtoun TA, Arnold RW. Calibration of photoscreeners for threshold contact- induced hyperopic anisometropia: Introduction of the JVC photoscreeners. JPOS 2004; 41:150-158.
Arnold RW, Arnold AW, Stark L, Arnold KK, Leman RE, Armitage MD. Amblyopia detection by camera (ADBC): Gateway to portable, inexpensive, vision screening. Alaska Med 2004; 46:63-72.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABCD regards flash red reflex photos with visible or invisible light, remote autorefraction, macular birefringence screening and the like all valid objective screening methods which can be lumped as "PHOTOSCREENING."
 
 
 
 
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