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To assess accuracy of the Plusoptix S12-C photoscreener in detecting amblyogenic risk factors in children aged 6 months to 6 years in remote areas of south India

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First Author: K.Kaur INDIA

Co Author(s):    V. Kannusamy   F. Mouttapa   B. Gurnani              

Abstract Details


To determine whether the Plusoptix S12-C photoscreener can be reliably used for screening amblyogenic risk factors in our pediatric population.


Integrated Child Developmental centres (ICDS), Anganwadis, Primary Health Centres (PHCs), and primary schools.


A cross-sectional study was conducted over a period of 2 years from July 2015 to June 2017, wherein a total of 381 children, aged 6 months to 6 years were screened. Underlying conditions including non vision threatening conditions like conjunctivitis, hordeolum, allergic conditions, mild trauma were selected as exclusion criteria for the study.


367 children were included in the study. Sensitivity and specificity of the photoscreener was found to be 86.76% and 82.27%, respectively. In subgroup younger than 3 years, sensitivity and specificity was 89.19% and 81.18%, respectively. Myopic astigmatism was the most common amblyopic factor in our study group.


In India, with lack of adequate health care professionals and poor health seeking behaviour; photoscreeners can play an important role. We recommend use of photoscreeners for screening children as young as 6 months, especially in remote low resource settings. This will help in expanding reliable eye care services to previously underserved areas.

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