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In screening for congenital cataract, many false positive referrals will occur

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:122

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  1. Stephen Morgan, General practitioner (
  1. Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton SO16 5ST

    EDITOR—Rahi et al's data enable the annual incidence of congenital cataracts in the United Kingdom to be estimated.1 The incidence is roughly 3 per 10 000 live births after allowance is made for their assessment of the non-completeness of the data. This rarity does not make the condition unimportant but does raise considerable difficulties for a screening programme. This is especially so when the apparently …

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