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Vision screening in children by Plusoptix Vision Screener compared with gold-standard orthoptic assessment
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    Author's reply: Vision screening in children by Plusoptix Vision Screener
    • Anthony J Vivian, Paediatric Ophthalmologist
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      • Annegret Dahlmann

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Dr Arnolds and Ms Matta for their letter regarding our article Vision screening in children by Plusoptix Vision ScreenerTM compared with gold standard orthoptic assessment Dahlmann-Noor et al. (19 November 2008). We agree that a child vision screening tool that could be used effectively with minimal input from healthcare personnel would be desirable. This, together with the National Screenin...

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    Vision screening in children by Plusoptix Vision ScreenerTM compared with gold standard orthoptic as
    • Robert W Arnold, Pediatric Ophthalmologist
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      • Noelle Matta, certified orthoptist

    American pediatricians, armed with a new reimbursement code for photoscreening young children (99174), are very interested in the validity of potential instruments.  As such, we were interested in the recent report that compared Plusoptix photoscreener to orthoptic exam in early primary school children, reporting 100% specificity but relatively low sensitivity: “the sensitivity of the PVS to detect amblyopia-associated f...

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