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    Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus

    Assessment of the red reflex allows the examiner to evaluate potential causes of amblyopia: media opacities, high refractive errors, and strabismus. The cornea, anterior chamber, lens, and vitreous must all be clear to allow a view of the retina. If the eye is unusually hyperopic or myopic, the red reflex may be very dim unless the ophthalmoscope’s high-power lenses are used.