Results—Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS) and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study (BPEDS)

MEPEDS and the BPEDS are designed to estimate the prevalence of strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive error and evaluate the association of selected risk factors with these eye disorders in children aged 6-72 months from four ethnic groups—African-American, Asian-American, Hispanics/Latinos and non-Hispanic White.

Little Girl having an eye exam.

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Citations on MEPEDS and BPEDS

  • Mark S. Borchert, Rohit Varma, Susan A. Cotter, Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, et al. Risk Factors for Hyperopia and Myopia in Preschool Children: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Roberta McKean-Cowdin, Rohit Varma, Susan A. Cotter, Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, et al. Risk Factors for Astigmatism in Preschool Children: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Susan A. Cotter, Rohit Varma, Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, Roberta McKean-Cowdin, et al. Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Strabismus: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, Rohit Varma, Susan A. Cotter, Roberta McKean-Cowdin, et al. Risk Factors for Decreased Visual Acuity in Preschool Children: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Giordano L, Ibironke J, Hawse P, Tielsch JM. Prevalence of amblyopia and strabismus in white and African American children aged 6 through 71 months the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study. Ophthalmology. 2009 Nov;116(11):2128-34.e1-2. Epub 2009 Sep 16. PubMed
  • Giordano L, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Hawes P, Tielsch JM. Pre Giordano L, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Hawes P, Tielsch JM.valence of refractive error among preschool children in an urban population: the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study. Ophthalmology. 2009 Apr;116(4):739-46, 746.e1-4. Epub 2009 Feb 25. PubMed
  • Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Giordano L, Ibironke J, Hawes P, Burkom D, Tielsch JM. Prevalence of decreased visual acuity among preschool-aged children in an American urban population: the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study, methods, and results. Ophthalmology. 2008 Oct;115(10):1786-95, 1795.e1-4. Epub 2008 Jun 5. PubMed
  • Friedman DS, Katz J, Repka MX, Giordano L, Ibironke J, Hawse P, Tielsch JM. Lack of concordance between fixation preference and HOTV optotype visual acuity in preschool children: the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study. Ophthalmology. 2008 Oct;115(10):1796-9. Epub 2008 Jun 5. PubMed
  • Varma R, Deneen J, Cotter S, Paz SH, Azen SP, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Zhao P; Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group. The multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study: design and methods. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2006 Aug;13(4):253-62. PubMed

Results from Other NEI-Supported Pediatric Eye Disease Studies