Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Free Screening For Children : By Lions

The Kentucky Lions will screen children throughout the state for amblyopia (lazy eye). There are about 300,000 children between the ages of 1 and 5 in Kentucky. The earlier a visual problem is detected, the more likely treatment will be successful.

Amblyopia is a condition that affects about three out of every 100 people.
The best time to correct amblyopia is during early childhood, which is why children ages 1 through 5 will be screened.

Kentucky Lions will contact pre-schools and day-cares. Parents must sign and return a consent form.

The Lions arrive in teams of three to conduct a free screening, during which a photo is taken with a special camera and sent to the screening lab, where it is read by trained technicians. Results are sent to the parents.

Contact the program director Angela Brokmann at 1-800-232-5308 or (502) 583-0564 or albrokmann@aol.com.

Link [www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/community/14137557.htm]

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One Response to “Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Free Screening For Children : By Lions”

  1. ROSA CARDONA Says:

    QUISIERA SABER QUIE ME PUEDA AYUDAR YA PADESCO DE AMBLIOPIA SEVERA DESDE MUY PEQUEÑA,ACTUALMENTE TENGO 34 AÑOS Y 4 CIRUJIAS DE CATARATAS.EN EL MOMENTO EL IRIS LO TENGO MUY DEBIL, LOS ULTIMOS DIAGNOSTICO NO SON MUY ALENTADORES YA QUE MI VISION ES MUY POCA EN EL OJO IZQUIRDO Y CASI NULA EN EL OJO DERECHO, MI INQUIETUD ES QUE CON AVENCES SE QUE ME PUDEN AYUDAR O ORIENTAR PARA CORREGIR MI PROBLEMA ASI SEA EN OTROS PAISES QUE ESTEN MAS AVANZADOS EN EL TRATAMIENTO DE MI ENFERMEDAD.

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