1. Colton


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    Thanks to Saving Sight's KidSight program, Colton is now wearing glasses and will be ready to start Kindergarten next fall! Learn more about Colton's story here: https://www.saving-sight.org/preschooler-treated-amblyopia-thanks-kidsight-screening

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    • Diane Armitage


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      Mary Diane Armitage strived to reduce amblyopia blindness in Alaska from her position as an orthoptist for Ophthalmic Associates from 1972 through 2014. She was instrumental in the Alaska Blind Child Discovery project and Site 004 for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group.

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      • Blindness Prevention - One Family's Story


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        Anna Moss tells her daughter's story about having her "lazy eye" missed at her primary care provider's office. Her condition wasn't caught until too late, and now she will always be functionally blind in one eye. Morals of the story: If your child fails the Public Health vision screening at school, see an eye care professional, not your family doctor. Also, get your child's vision checked in the preschool years.

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        • Diane Armitage 6-23-2014


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          Mary Diane Armitage came to Alaska in 1972 with Karen Lowe to help start Dr. Ken Richardson's Ophthalmic Associates. In 1989, pediatric ophthalmologist Robert Arnold teamed up with her to address children's eye disease. The two formed the Alaska Blind Child Discovery that provided thousands of free acuity and objective pediatric eye screenings. They assisted amblyopia research with PEDIG. Diane died on June 23, 2014 at the age of 71. "Fix my Eyes" for King and Country

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          • Cover Test


            from Robert W Arnold / Added

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            By covering the fixing eye and observing the re-fixing behavior of the other eye, you will be able to detect, and quantitate STRABISMUS in children. Strabismus is a severe risk factor for AMBLYOPIA- potentially permanent, but treatable vision impairment in young children. www.ABCD-Vision.org

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            • Shield Occluder sheet for Severe Amblyopia


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              A surgical procedure to improve patching compliance for children with severe amblyopia entails a semi-permanent, 3-0 Prolene sutured, translucent polycarbonate sheet to the orbital rim of the sound eye resulting in an average of 3 logMAR lines of best-corrected visual acuity gain in the amblyopic eye. www.ABCD-Vision.org

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              • PHN PlusoptiX 3-6-08


                from Robert W Arnold / Added

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                Robert Arnold describes the rationale and techniques (photoscreening and monocular acuity screening) of the Alaska Blind Child Discovery for remote public health nurses in an deliberate battle against preventable childhood blindness and amblyopia.

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                • PlusOptix S04 Christian Schmidt 2006


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                  On March 16, 2006 at AAPOS, at Keystone, Colorado, Christian Schmidt demonstrates the PlusoptiX S04 photo refractor for Robert Arnold of the Alaska Blind Child Discovery. Plusoptix then delivered dozens of these sight-saving devices to various clinics and District 49 Lions in the Alaska Blind Child Discovery program.

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                  • Toddler Photoscreening


                    from Robert W Arnold / Added

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                    Valerie Kirk, South Anchorage High School Student, delivers this talk at AAPOS, Seattle 4/12/2007 showing that ABCD MTI-photoscreened toddlers (aged 1-2) had eventual treatment amblyopia acuity better than a similar group screened and pre-schoolers (aged 3-4 years).

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                    • Koyukon Screen May 2006


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                      Andrew Arnold and Roger Huntington bring photoscreening and EyeSpy computer acuity screening to villagers in the Koyukon region of Alaska.

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