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How to test for the red reflex in a child.

- Community Eye Health (2014)

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It cannot be used, however, to identify causes of poor vision related to retinal or optic nerve damage, such as retinal dystrophy or optic atrophy... For this, appropriate referral is needed... Use a direct ophthalmoscope with the lens power set at ‘0’... Make sure the batteries are charged... Sit about half a metre (50 cm) away... Hold the ophthalmoscope close to your eyes... Encourage the child to look at the light source and direct the light at the child's eyes individually and together... You should see an equal and bright red reflex from each pupil... To determine whether the red reflex is normal, comparison with the red reflex of a parent of the child maybe helpful... If you are not sure whether the reflex is normal, dilate the pupil for a complete examination.

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Figure 3. The wrong colour in a red reflex is abnormal and could indicate a serious condition3a. The child in this image has a cataract in the left eye. Refer the child to a specialist
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Figure 4: Figure 3. The wrong colour in a red reflex is abnormal and could indicate a serious condition3a. The child in this image has a cataract in the left eye. Refer the child to a specialist


How to test for the red reflex in a child.

- Community Eye Health (2014)

Figure 3. The wrong colour in a red reflex is abnormal and could indicate a serious condition3a. The child in this image has a cataract in the left eye. Refer the child to a specialist
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Figure 4: Figure 3. The wrong colour in a red reflex is abnormal and could indicate a serious condition3a. The child in this image has a cataract in the left eye. Refer the child to a specialist

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It cannot be used, however, to identify causes of poor vision related to retinal or optic nerve damage, such as retinal dystrophy or optic atrophy... For this, appropriate referral is needed... Use a direct ophthalmoscope with the lens power set at ‘0’... Make sure the batteries are charged... Sit about half a metre (50 cm) away... Hold the ophthalmoscope close to your eyes... Encourage the child to look at the light source and direct the light at the child's eyes individually and together... You should see an equal and bright red reflex from each pupil... To determine whether the red reflex is normal, comparison with the red reflex of a parent of the child maybe helpful... If you are not sure whether the reflex is normal, dilate the pupil for a complete examination.

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