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Sergio Zaccaria Scalinci, Meleleo Arianna, Magnifico Mariangela, Marano Noemi, Lucia Scorolli; New Fundus Camera for pediatric screening. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2017;58(8):1868.
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In the city of Bologna, we performed a pediatric screening of 10,500 in pre-school children, performing the fundus oculi with Fundus Camera Next (Next Sight s.r.l). We found 2 children with Best's syndrome and 2 children with Stargart’s syndrome.
The screening was aimed at children aged between 5 and 6 years. The characteristics of the Fundus Camera Nexy are: the field of view 45 ° extendable to 90 ° with the side fixations, resolution 14 μ, white LED lighting and infrared, 7 internal fixations, running time 15-20 seconds.The machine is in experimental studies so at the moment it is not yet validated, so screening was performed prior consent from parents.The instrument has an eye tracking system and is able to fit through auto-focus to any refractive defect.
We noticed the rapidity and easiness of execution of the examination and therefore the capability to have a very clear image with the possibility to perform a screening even by paramedics as orthoptists and opticians. This is possible because the examination is performed in miosis.
In view of the rapid diagnosis permitted, we consider that the instrument is extremely fast and useful, expecially in mass depistage, and very economical because is not necessary to use hyper specialized staff.In the past we made other pediatric screenings, very useful because they have detected the presence of refraction defects and amblyopia; in this case we wanted to evalute the incidence of retinal or optic nerve disease in childrens in order to be able to intervene immediately.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, MD, May 7-11, 2017.
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