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Vision in Children Ages 6 Months to 5 Years: Screening

Release Date: September 2017

Recommendation Summary

PopulationRecommendationGrade
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Children aged 3 to 5 years

The USPSTF recommends vision screening at least once in all children aged 3 to 5 years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.

B
Children younger than 3 years

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of vision screening in children younger than 3 years.

I

To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: September 2017

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Vision in Children Ages 6 Months to 5 Years: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2017.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/vision-in-children-ages-6-months-to-5-years-screening

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