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[Children's eye care in Italy through data provided by "Let's see clear" campaign].

Authors
  • Cruciani, F1
  • Albanese, G
  • Antonelli, B
  • Mazzeo, L
  • Caracciolo, D
  • Di Pillo, S
  • 1 Dipartimento Organi di Senso, Clinica Oculistica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Clinica terapeutica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
162
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 22262338
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There are no many examples of studies about childhood health and even less frequent are the investigations about prevention and the diffusion of ophthalmological examination among children. Our data result from a pretty representative sample of Italian reality. The main feature of visual health among the children included in our research is the great spread of refractive errors, according to most economically advanced countries. Parents play a key role regarding childhood prevention, because they seem to have a high level of awareness in most included regions. Therefore, the family should represent the recipient of efforts in order to move up further the ophthalmological examination on children, preferably at birth.

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