MEPEDS

AcronymDefinition
MEPEDSMulti-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study
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Conflicting results have been found, with the prevalence of myopia in the Shenzhen kindergarten eye study [10] increasing slightly with age in both boys and girls, while the MEPEDS [13] showed no age effect on the prevalence of myopia which remained relatively steady throughout the 6- to 72-month age range in both Asian and NHW children.
Compared to the prevalence of astigmatism (cylinder [less than or equal to] -1.5 D) for Chinese children in Singapore [12] and African-American and Hispanic children in the MEPEDS study [51], this study showed a lower prevalence of astigmatism throughout the 36- to 72-month age range.
MEPEDS [51] reported that although an overall decrease was found in the prevalence of astigmatism throughout the 6- to 72-month age range in African-American and Hispanic children, the most rapid change occurred between 6 to 24 months in this Hispanic population.