Nonophthalmologist accuracy in diagnosing retinal hemorrhages in the shaken baby syndrome

Yair Morad, Yuri M. Kim, Marcellina Mian, Dirk Huyer, Louise Capra, Alex V. Levin*

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Abstract

Nonophthalmologists did not attempt to (36%) or were "unable to" (19%) examine the fundus in 72 children with shaken baby syndrome. When the retina was examined, nonophthalmologists were accurate in recognizing the absence or presence of retinal hemorrhage in 87%. However, false-negative examinations occurred in 13%. Ophthalmology consultation should be an integral part of the evaluation of children with suspected abuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume142
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

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