DENVER (KDVR) — Anchor Center for Blind Children is leading the way in using a new screening technique to help detect a form of blindness years earlier than before.
According to the Anchor Center, about half of the 200 children they help each year have visual impairment due to cortical visual impairment, or CVI.
“It’s blindness or vision impairment because the brain isn’t working right,” pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Robert King said.
CVI is found most often in children born prematurely. However, due to a lack of functional screening in infants, it can go undiagnosed for years.
“That led us to start a study here in Denver at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children to assess premature infants,” King said.
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