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What are electrodiagnostic tests? Electrodiagnostic tests involve using special sensors called ‘electrodes’ to record the tiny electrical responses that are produced by the eyes and the brain when your child looks at flashing lights or moving patterns. These electrical responses can be...

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Both our eyes and brain are responsible for helping us to see. Our eyes collect pieces of visual information from our surroundings and our brain puts them together to form an image, a bit like putting pieces of a jigsaw together. How does prematurity affect my child’s vision? Babies who are born...

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Ryegate Children’s Centre Your child has been seen by the neurodisability team at Ryegate or referred by a member of the team. This may have also been via the school vision screening team. As part of that pathway we arrange an eye test and an appointment for you to attend. The eye test will...

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How does prematurity affect my child’s vision? Both our eyes and brain are responsible for helping us to see. Our eyes collect pieces of visual information from our surroundings and our brain puts them together to form an image, a bit like putting pieces of a jigsaw together. Babies who are born...

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What is a low vision aid (LVA) clinic? This clinic aims to show your child how to use a range of different low vision aids, such as magnifier and binoculars. Low vision aids can help a visually impaired child with many activities, such as reading and writing. If your child finds a low vision...

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What is the visual impairment (VI) telephone consultation clinic? When your child is diagnosed with a visual impairment, we understand it can be a difficult and overwhelming time. We will try to answer all of your questions at your appointment, but you may have more questions or concerns when you...

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The eye department is located on A floor in Sheffield Children’s Hospital. When you come to your appointment, you will be greeted by a receptionist who will ask you to check in. You will then be called in by the orthoptist for your appointment. Vision test It is important for us to test each...

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This resource about coloboma will explain: The way the eyes and brain normally work to make ‘vision’ The reason why vision may become impaired by a specific condition The cause of the condition The effects of the condition on the child’s vision How the condition is diagnosed What...

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