3068.0 Evaluating and Addressing Children's Vision Needs

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Children's eye and vision health were targeted for improvement by Healthy People 2010 and 2020, as well as by a recent report from the US Office of the Inspector General. Failure to recognize visual problems is common: children rarely complain, signs and symptoms are frequently absent, and screening programs are variable and sporadic in many areas of the US and the world. Comprehensive strategies require an organized approach to screening, diagnosis and treatment, and should aim to maximize children's visual function to best promote learning and development.
Session Objectives: Compare pediatric eye health delivery systems in diverse settings. 1. Analyze barriers and facilitators to screening and diagnostic services. 2. Compare outcome measures across settings. 3. Design organized, sustainable systems for rational pediatric eye health care delivery.

Welcoming Remarks
A national model for children's eye care
Gwendolyn Camacho-Hughes, Director, Jeffrey Haddox, President, Margie Haddox, Director and Lisa Maher, Director
To compare the prevalence of seven eye diseases between 2001 NHIS and NHI dataset among children in Taiwan
Yi Ting Fang, MD, Christy Pu, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Nicole Huang, PhD, Yiing-Jenq Chou, MD, PhD and Pesus Chou Chou

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Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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