RNIB: Eye health – Policy Statements

31 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Sight is precious and the sense people most fear losing. In the UK it is estimated that almost 2 million people are affected by sight loss and the number of people at risk of the main causes of blindness – cataract, glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy – is set to increase by up to 25 per cent

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AOP: Children’s eye health: Why vision matters

16 August 2018

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially. It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed

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Public Health England publish Child vision screening resources

24 October 2017
Source: Public Health England

A set of resources to support the commissioning and delivery of child vision screening. Includes a service specification, competencies, leaflets and template letters. Screening for reduced vision in children aged 4 to 5 years is primarily undertaken to detect children with amblyopia, a form of abnormal vision system development. The most common predisposing conditions are strabismus (squint) and refractive error (focusing

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