Many pediatricians perform the same kind of eye exam they used in the 1950s: cover one eye and read the letters or symbols on the chart. But children often can’t - or won’t - tell you if they can’t see. Yet vision loss can sometimes be prevented with early diagnosis. Pediatric ophthalmologist David Hunter of Children’s Hospital was frustrated when young patients suffered from lazy eye, which can be corrected with a simple eye patch if caught soon enough.
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