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Health Notes: Catching Unseen Eye Problems Early On

By Christina Elston

Catching Unseen Eye Problems Early On One in 10 U.S. children has an undiagnosed eye problem, according to the American Optometric Association. Former President Jimmy Carterís grandson was one such child, and because his amblyopia (lazy eye) was not detected earlier in life, it might never be fully corrected. Thatís why Carter became the national spokesperson for InfantSee, a program that provides free exams to detect amblyopia, nearsightedness and retinoblastoma in children ages 6 to 12 months. To find more information, and a participating optometrist in your area, visit www.infantsee.org.

Christina Elston is a writer and editor who specializes in family health issues.

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