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NEI Sets Stage for New Clinical Trial to Tackle Dry Eye

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National Eye Institute funded researchers launch an FDA-approved Phase I clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a novel drug called P-321 Ophthalmic Solution. The drug is applied as an eye drop and targets a unique mechanism involved in...
1-Oct-2014 11:10 AM EDT

Gene Profiling Technique to Accelerate Stem Cell Therapies for Eye Diseases

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a technique that will speed up the production of stem-cell derived tissues. The technique will help the researchers in their efforts to use patients’ skin cells to regenerate retinal...
16-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Rehabilitation Helps Prevent Depression From Age-Related Vision Loss

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Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half.
7-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

NIH Study Reveals Gene Critical to the Early Development of Cilia

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Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have described the functions of a gene responsible for anchoring cilia – sensory hair-like extensions present on almost every cell of the body. They show in a mouse model that without the gene...
1-Jul-2014 1:45 PM EDT

Soothing Cells, Peaceful Protein Could Hold Promise for Treating Autoimmune Uveitis

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Uveitis occurs when immune cells invade the eye, causing inflammation, swelling and vision loss. Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found a unique type of immune cell and a secreted protein that, in tests on mice, can protect...
30-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Telemedicine Catches Blinding Disease in Premature Babies

Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The investigators say that the approach, if adopted...
24-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Making Artificial Vision Look More Natural

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In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural,...
5-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

New Research Sheds Light on How UV Rays May Contribute to Cataract

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A new study offers an explanation for how years of chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of cataract, a clouding of the eye lens that typically occurs with aging. The study firms up a link between the sun’s damaging rays and a process...
3-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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