December 1978
Volume 17, Issue 12
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A behavioral method for efficient screening of visual acuity in young infants. II. Clinical application.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 1978, Vol.17, 1151-1157. doi:
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      A B Fulton, K A Manning, V Dobson; A behavioral method for efficient screening of visual acuity in young infants. II. Clinical application.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1978;17(12):1151-1157.

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Abstract

Visual performance in 130 infants was assessed in a clinical setting with the forced-choice preferential looking (FPL) method described by Dobson et al.5 Over 90% of infants completed testing. Testing usually required less than 10 min. One group of infants tested also underwent complete ophthalmic examination. The second, larger group was screened with handlight examinations and FPL testing; any abnormalities detected were evaluated by full ophthalmic examination. Results so far indicate that the FPL test accurately identifies babies with binocular visual problems and that, when coupled with a handlight examination, it provides efficient screening for ocular problems in infants 0 through 16 weeks of age (postterm).

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