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Researchers Unlock Regenerative Potential of Cells in the Mouse Retina


Cells within an injured mouse eye can be coaxed into regenerating neurons and those new neurons appear to integrate themselves into the eye’s circuitry, new research shows. The findings potentially open the door to new treatments for eye trauma...
25-Jul-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Safely Viewing a Solar Eclipse


A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 2017. Watching the moon slowly block out the sun is a rare opportunity but should be attempted with caution.
24-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eye Microbiome Trains Immune Cells to Fend Off Pathogens in Mice


Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing. Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection, new research shows. The study, which appears in the journal Immunity on July 11, demonstrates the...
6-Jul-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NEI Charts a Clearer Future for Cataract Prevention and Treatment

Research funded by the National Eye Institute aims to reverse progression of cataracts—the most common cause of blindness worldwide—or to prevent them from forming altogether.
30-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NEI-Funded Research Points to Novel Therapies for Dry Eye


Recent strides toward understanding dry eye are leading to better and longer-lasting therapies for the millions of people in the U.S. who are affected by the condition.
29-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Light Sensing Molecule Discovered in the Fruit Fly Brain


Six biological pigments called rhodopsins play well-established roles in light-sensing in the fruit fly eye. Three of them also have light-independent roles in temperature sensation. New research shows that a seventh rhodopsin, Rh7, is expressed in...
5-May-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Shows Avastin Is as Effective as Eylea for Treatment of Central Retinal Vein Occlusion


Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI),...
8-May-2017 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Shows Systemic Therapy Outperforms Intraocular Implant for Uveitis

Systemic therapy consisting of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants preserved vision of uveitis patients better – and had fewer adverse outcomes – than a long-lasting corticosteroid intraocular implant, according to a clinical trial funded by...
8-May-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NEI Highlights Cell and Gene Therapies, Novel Imaging Technologies at Vision Research Meeting

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of NIH, is participating in the Inaugural Press Conference from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2016).
29-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Hopkins Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Sheila West, Ph.D., vice chair for research...
8-Dec-2015 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Emily Chew of #NIH Is Available to Talk About Macular Degeneration

21-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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