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Vision screening in children: HISTORY: a) check PMH for premature birth, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy. b) check Family History for strabismus, amblyopia, retinoblastoma, childhood glaucoma, childhood cataracts, or ocular or genetic systemic disease. PHYSICAL: visual acuity, external ocular exam (refractive error, childhood glaucoma), evaluate fixation and alignment (amblyopia, strabismus), and red reflex (retinoblastoma, childhood cataracts).



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