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Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS)
MEPEDS logo The National Eye Institute has recently awarded the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine a grant to study eye disorders among children aged six months to six years who are residents of the City of Inglewood. 

Beginning in November 2003, researchers from USC will be talking with all residents in Inglewood to identify families of children within the specified age group.  The researchers will be wearing an identifiable badge and ID on their person.  They will conduct interviews with each family and qualified participants will be given a clinic appointment for a complete eye exam AT NO COST. 

The City of Inglewood and the Inglewood Police Department are encouraging residents to participate in this study.  The purpose is to obtain a better understanding of which eye disorders are prevalent in particular groups of children.  This information will help parents achieve early detection and treatment of eye disorders in children.  Not only will the children of this community benefit from free vision screening exams, but also the information gathered from this study will be beneficial to the well being of future generations. 

For more information, please contact the Keck School of Medicine at 323/442-6453.