Croatia marks national amblyopia day
A total of 71,214 children were examined in Croatia by the end of 2022 within a programme of early amblyopia detection, of whom 21% were sent on to further treatment, it was stated on the occasion of the eighth National Amblyopia Day, observedВ on 12 September.
The national preventive programme for early amblyopia detection (NPPROS) is implemented by 102 ophthalmologists in 65 ophthalmological centres, and the process is headed by the National Commission for NPPROS.В
On 1 June 2015 the Health Ministry introduced mandatory screening tests for amblyopia for all children aged 4, and in January 2016 the health minister made a decision on the introduction of the national programme for early amblyopia detection.
The crown of the activities for the prevention of amblyopia was the establishment of a national register for early amblyopia detection.
With the launch of its operational testing on 1 June 2017, the register became the world’s first national register for early amblyopia detection.
This year Croatia marks the 8th National Amblyopia Day, six years of the national register forВ early amblyopia detection and the eighth anniversary of the programme for early amblyopia detection.