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Appearance of Eyes

Description and Rationale

When evaluating the appearance of the eyes, it is important to observe physiological features such the structure of the eyes, muscle balance, binocularity and motility. If the child is blind and wears prosthetics, routinely check for cleanliness.

Birth - 3 Years

Assess appearance of eyes for abnormalities (i.e., discharge, crusty eyelids, & redness)

3-5 Years

Assess appearance of eyes for abnormalities (i.e., discharge, crusty eyelids, & redness)

5-22 Years

Assess appearance of eyes for abnormalities (i.e., discharge, crusty eyelids, & redness)

Multiple Disabilities/Deafblind

Assess appearance of eyes for abnormalities (i.e., discharge, crusty eyelids, & redness)

Tips

Conduct observations of eyes during different times of the day, including the morning, afternoon, and evening as well as during and after motor activities.

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