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New Treatment Options, Better Hope of Preventing Vision Loss From Diabetes


This National Diabetes Month, there is some good news for people with eye complications from diabetes. Earlier this month, a network of researchers supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI) found that the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) can be...
19-Nov-2015 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lucentis Effective for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

A clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that the drug ranibizumab (Lucentis) is highly effective in treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The trial, conducted by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research...
9-Nov-2015 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy Staves Off Blindness From Retinitis Pigmentosa in Canine Model

Gene therapy preserved vision in a study involving dogs with naturally occurring, late-stage retinitis pigmentosa, according to research funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings contribute...
13-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Advisory Eye Council Welcomes Three New Members

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of NIH, has appointed three new members to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) who are attending their first NAEC meeting as council members today. The NAEC provides guidance on research, training, and...
8-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Test New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss From a Mitochondrial Disease


Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a novel mouse model for the vision disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), and found that they can use gene therapy to improve visual function in the mice. LHON is one...
2-Oct-2015 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diet, Exercise, Smoking Habits and Genes Interact to Affect AMD Risk


People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and consistently did not exercise or eat enough fruits...
15-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NEI Team in Liberia Investigates Ocular Effects Among Ebola Survivors


Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that took the lives of more than 11,200 people in the region, the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has deployed a team of clinicians and technical experts to...
8-Sep-2015 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Circuit in the Eye Relies on Built-in Delay to See Small Moving Objects


When we move our head, the whole visual world moves across our eyes. Yet we can still make out a bee buzzing by or a hawk flying overhead, thanks to unique cells in the eye called object motion sensors. A new study on mice helps explain how these...
31-Aug-2015 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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