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Although it is not up to the ophthalmologist to make the diagnosis, an understanding of dyslexia can help identify dyslexic children. This Focal Points module reviews the defining characteristics, epidemiology and genetic factors of dyslexia.Ophthalmologists are in a unique position to treat ocular problems that might contribute to difficulty reading, educate caregivers regarding dyslexia and direct families to specialists for evidence-based evaluation and treatment.
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Authors: Sheryl M. Handler, MD, FAAO, FAAP
Consultants: David B. Granet, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP; Darren L. Hoover, MD
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