Photoscreening efforts for preschoolers need guidance

September 15, 2005

Orlando—A review of 17 volunteer-led preschool photoscreening programs indicates that such programs can be highly successful but that strong, preferably paid, administrative leadership is crucial in ensuring adequate rates of follow-up and referral, according to Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, pediatrics, and neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, and chief of ophthalmology, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.