Pediatric Preventable Blindness Initiative: The Suriname Early Vision Screening Project | ASCRS
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Film 76328: Pediatric Preventable Blindness Initiative: The Suriname Early Vision Screening Project
July 2021
Meeting: 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting
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Film ID: 76328
Presenting Author: Meghan Sharma
Producers: Alana Grajewski, MD; Adriana Grossman, MPH, MHA, MSc; Eleonore Savatovsky, MD, PhD
Category: New Techniques

Children with ocular diseases have better outcomes with treatment before the age of 5. In Caribbean countries like Suriname, 99% of children are vaccinated by age 6 but have never received vision screening. The goal of this video is to describe the integration of early vision screening with the already successful vaccination infrastructure and address preventable childhood blindness.

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