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American Academy of
Ophthalmology (AAO)


American Association for
Pediatric Ophthalmology and
Strabismus (AAPOS)


American Association of
Certified Orthoptists (AACO)


National Center for Children's
Vision and Eye Health


Prevent Blindness

AAP Committee on Practice and
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(SAP)


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Advocacy

AAP Department of Federal
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Academic and Subspecialty
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March 2016 NEW!
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New Joint Policy Statement and Clinical Report on
Visual System Assessment


A new joint AAP/AAPOS/AAO/AACO policy statement on “Visual System Assessment in Infants, Children, and Young Adults by Pediatricians” and a supporting clinical report, “Procedures for the Evaluation of the Visual System by Pediatricians”, were released in January 2016. The new statements supplant the following AAP policies: Eye Examination in Infants, Children and Young Adults by Pediatricians (2003); Red Reflex Examination in Neonates, Infants and Children (2008); and Instrument-Based Pediatric Vision Screening (2012). The new policy statement and clinical report offer updated guidance for eye examination and vision assessment, including frequency of procedures as well as detailing validated methods pediatricians can use for examining the eyes and visual system of patients from newborns to adolescents.


AAP Takes ACTION - Advocates for Third Party Payment for Vision Screening Per the New January 2016 Policy Statement on Visual System Assessment

In February 2016, the AAP sent a letter to the largest national and regional carriers informing them of new AAP published recommendations for vision screening. The letter urges payers to provide benefits coverage and appropriate payment for vision screening, particularly instrument based screening, based on the newly published recommendations.


Section on Ophthalmology Service Award
*Dr. Sean Donahue*

The 2016 Award for Outstanding Service to the AAP Section on Ophthalmology was presented to Dr. Sean Donahue in April 2016 for his remarkable work as lead author of the new joint AAP/AAPOS/ AAO/AACO policy statement “Visual System Assessment in Infants, Children, and Young Adults by Pediatricians” and its supporting clinical report, “Procedures for the Evaluation of the Visual System by Pediatricians”. Congratulations to Dr. Donahue, and many thanks for all your efforts!


The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Issues New Report to Improve Children’s Vision Health

Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Snapshot of Current National Issues
Report Includes Detailed Statistics, Information and Strategies to Improve Children’s Vision in the United States.


Upcoming Meetings

Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day - October 15, 2016 - Chicago
The Focus on Eye Health National Summit – July 13, 2016 – Washington, DC
AAP National Conference and Exhibition – October 22-25, 2016 – San Francisco


Executive Committee
2015-16


Sharon S Lehman, MD FAAP
Chairperson
Wilmington, DE


Daniel J Karr, MD FAAP
Chairperson-Elect
Portland, OR

Geoffrey E Bradford, MD FAAP
Morgantown, WV

Kanwal Nischal, MD, FAAP
Pittsburgh, PA

Steven E Rubin, MD FAAP
Great Neck, NY

Donny Won Suh, MD FAAP
Omaha, NE

David B Granet, MD FAAP
Immediate Past Chair
Sacramento, CA

George S Ellis Jr, MD FAAP
Section Historian
New Orleans, LA


Liaisons

Pamela Erskine Williams, MD
FAAP

American Academy of
Ophthalmology (AAO)

Gregg T Lueder, MD FAAP
American Academy of
Ophthalmology Council (AAOC)

Christie L Morse, MD FAAP
American Association for
Pediatric Ophthalmology and
Strabismus (AAPOS)

Shelley Klein, CO
American Association of Certified
Orthoptists (AACO)


Staff

Jennifer Riefe, MEd
Manager
Division of Hospital and Surgical
Services
847/434-4082
jriefe@aap.org


 

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