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Title: BABY WATCH EARLY INTERVENTION VISION SCREENING TRAINING


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BABY WATCH EARLY INTERVENTION VISION SCREENING
TRAINING
  • Part III .. Misalignment
  • Developed by Darla Fowers, R.N., M. Ed.

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  • Instructions for completing the Vision Screen
    Training by CD

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III. IS MISALIGNMENT OBSERVED?
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MISALIGNMENT
  • Eyes that do not appear to be looking in the same
    direction at the same time, or ..
  • Eyes that do not appear to be positioned in the
    eye sockets in the way you would anticipate, or
    ..
  • Eyes that do not appear to be lined up quite
    right, in any way
  • may be misaligned as seen in the following
    picture

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MISALIGNMENT
  • It is not unusual to observe that the eyes of a
    very young infant do not always work together, or
    they drift in and out of position
  • Both eyes are usually working together, and no
    longer drifting by the time the baby is about 6
    months of age
  • However, parent(s) may report the eyes continue
    to drift beyond 6 months, when the child is
    tired, or when the child is ill (that information
    needs to be noted on the assessment form)

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MISALIGNMENT
  • As one observes a child for possible misalignment
    it will be important to not be fooled by
  • a child with wide epicanthal folds as seen in
    children of oriental decent or with a diagnosis
    of Down Syndrome, or
  • A child with a wide bridge of the nose
  • In the conditions noted above, straight eyes
    may actually appear crossed/misaligned

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MISALIGNMENT
  • Misalignment of the eyes is of great concern.
    The brain will not tolerate the reception of two
    conflicting images. In such a case the brain
    will shut one of the images down, effectively
    blinding the eye which is shut down.
  • This condition is known as amblyopia

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How To Check for Misalignment
  • Observe the child to see where the eye(s) usually
    rest
  • Complete the assessment form as follows

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MISALIGNMENT Continued .
  • DDraw a circle to indicate the where the eye
    usually rests.

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MISALIGNMENT
  • If misalignment appears to be a new or isolated
    happening wait 2 weeks, then rescreen.
  • In the meantime have family/caregivers watch for
    any signs of the misalignment, especially at
    times when the child may be tired or ill. If the
    behavior is noted during the observation period
    or at the time of rescreening, refer to PIP and
    an ophthalmologist.

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MISALIGNMENT
  • The second part of assessing for eye misalignment
    involves determining if light is reflected from
    the same place in each eye

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Is the light reflected from the same place in
both eyes?
  • This test helps to determine whether the child is
    using binocular vision, (the ability of the eyes
    to work together) or if the child has eye muscle
    problems.

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Is the light reflected from the same place in
both eyes? Continued
  • Shine a penlight into the eyes from about 18.
    The light should be centered on the bridge of the
    nose.

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Is the light reflected from the same place in
both eyes?
  • The light should reflect back as seen in the
    following picture

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light reflection
  • Note any difference in the light reflection on
    the assessment form

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light reflection
  • Indicate, by drawing a dot, whether the light
    reflection is centered in both eyes, centered in
    one eye and off-center in the other, or
    off-centered in both.
  • The following demonstrates some examples of this

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light reflection
  • If any misalignment is noted, refer to PIP and an
    ophthalmologist
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