In the 2013-2014 year KidSightColorado screened 37,548 children. 5,082 children were referred to eyecare professionals for follow-up care.
What is Strabismus?
KidSight Colorado is phasing in some new vision screening equipment. This equipment is more technologically advanced and allows us to screen for several more vision problems including strabismus.
Strabismus occurs when the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions. One eye may look straight ahead while the other eye turns inward, upward or downward. Eye turn may occur all the time or may come and go. About 4 percent of all children in the United States have strabismus and it can run in families. Strabismus is especially common among children with disorders that may affect the brain such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome, brain tumors or premature birth.
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