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Binocular visual acuity of neonates: the acuity card procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3582789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The acuity card procedure is a variant of the forced-choice preferential looking technique. In this study, four observers each tested 10 infants (all healthy fullterm neonates) with acuity cards containing either a one-aperture or a two-aperture stimulus configuration. For both card types the mean test time was eight minutes. No effect on acuity results was found between the two different configurations. The mean acuity values were within one octave of those reported in most previous behavioral studies of the acuity of neonates. The authors consider that the acuity card procedure provides a rapid, accurate technique for assessment of healthy newborn infants in a hospital setting.
Authors:
V Dobson; T L Schwartz; D J Sandstrom; L Michel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-26     Completed Date:  1987-06-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-206     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Fixation, Ocular
Humans
Vision Disorders / diagnosis*
Vision Tests / instrumentation*
Visual Acuity*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 EY05804/EY/NEI NIH HHS; T32 AM07458/AM/NIADDK NIH HHS

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