Study supports use of pediatric photoscreeners in clinical setting
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — A speaker here presented a study that evaluated ease and success rate of screening children in a clinical setting.
“We report a prospective study evaluating the Spot and the more validated Plusoptix photoscreeners using modified referral criteria in comparison to cycloplegic refraction by a pediatric ophthalmologist,” Jennifer Davidson, MD, said at Kiawah Eye 2013.
The study included 265 patients who underwent screening with the Spot (Pediavision) and the Plusoptix (Plusoptix) before an examination.
“Differences between each machine and the physician’s measurements were calculated,” she said.
Ninety-four percent of patients were able to be screened with the Spot and the Plusoptix. The Spot obtained a complete reading on 98.8% of patients, and the Plusoptix obtained a complete reading on 68.4% of patients, Davidson said.
“Estimates of refraction with the Spot are comparable to that of the Plusoptix, and our data does support the use of these devices as vision screeners with modified refractive criteria,” she said.
Disclosure: Davidson has no relevant financial disclosures.