Katherine M Spowart

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This study compared the results of vision screening of 5 year olds in schools by school nurses and an orthoptist, compared two tests, and examined testing conditions. The specificity of nurse testing was 95% and the sensitivity 83%. No conclusions about the tests could be made owing to the small numbers in this part of the study, but some children, after(More)
AIMS/BACKGROUND The measurement of visual acuity is the most widely accepted indicator of amblyopia and is thought by some to be the only effective screening test. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the traditional single optotype Sheridan-Gardiner test (SGT) in the measurement of visual acuity and the detection of amblyopia,(More)
DESIGN A protocol-based ophthalmological assessment was performed on-site by a skilled investigator. PATIENTS Children attending schools for special needs in Glasgow were offered eye care within their school. Outcomes for the first 240 participants are reported. OUTCOME MEASURES Number of children for whom visual acuity could be measured and the results(More)
Damage to the occipital lobe of the brain results in hemianopia when unilateral, and cerebral blindness when bilateral. However, in some cases a degree of visual function persists in the blind visual field. This aim of this study was to describe this phenomenon of 'blindsight' in a cohort of children with brain-damage and to relate the clinical features to(More)
EDITOR,-Fluoxetine is a widely prescribed antidepressant which acts as a selective inhibitor of neuronal serotonin uptake.' Recently, Ahmad2 reported on a case of acute narrow angle glaucoma due to fluoxetine administration. For this purpose, we verified the intraocular pressure (IOP) variations in 20 consecutive depressed outpatients (five males and 15(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess to what extent the primary school vision screening programme was being carried out in the years 1993-94 and 1994-95, what the prevalence of eye defects was in the primary schools and how many children had a positive screening test. DESIGN Summary sheets of the results of screening were returned by each school nurse. SETTING All 315(More)
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