Addressing Individual Ophthalmic Health in Public Health Research
Hassan Hashemi, Soheila Asgari, Shiva Mehravaran, Mohammad Hassan Emamian, and Akbar Fotouhi
In pediatric cohort studies, disclosing findings and providing treatment counseling to parents, legal guardians, or other authorized representatives is an ethical imperative. Keratoconus (KC) is a corneal degenerative disease that can progress to severe vision impairment and need for corneal transplantation. This report concerns the disclosure of results to the parents of children who were diagnosed with KC in the Shahroud Schoolchildren Eye Cohort Study and received essential treatment in a timely manner.
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