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AAPOS Vision Screening Webinar

This webinar will provide an update on pediatric vision screening and review the various modalities for pediatric vision screening, with an emphasis on the latest evidence for instrument based technologies. This webinar will also describe how to implement and support local vision screening programs.

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What should be done if a child
has an eye injury?

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If there is a chemical injury, immediate irrigation with water is critical. Flush the eyes and face with any available source of water for at least 10-15 minutes. Follow up immediately with a trip to the emergency room or ophthalmologist.

If a sharp object has penetrated the eye (like a fish hook), do not pull it out, but transport the person to the emergency room as soon as possible. Other blunt or sharp injuries should be examined by an ophthalmologist, since the serious nature of the injury may not be readily apparent.

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