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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Before and After the Era of Anti-VEGF Drugs

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In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good enough to drive or to read standard print, after five years of treatment with anti-VEGF drugs that are...
29-Apr-2016 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

May Is Healthy Vision Month Which Is Not Just About Seeing an Eye Chart

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Feature story with patient perspective emphasizes the importance of having a comprehensive dilated eye exam, which is the best way to find out for sure if eyes are healthy.
27-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish and Insects Guide Design for Future Contact Lenses

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Making the most of the low light in the muddy rivers where it swims, the elephant nose fish survives by being able to spot predators amongst the muck with a uniquely shaped retina, the part of the eye that captures light. In a new study, researchers...
10-Mar-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

NEI Employment Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities Celebrates 10 Years

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Andrew Butler may be one of the hardest working people at the National Institutes of Health. Not even Winter Storm Jonas could keep him away. After the blizzard struck the East Coast in late January, the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland was buried...
11-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Eylea Outperforms Avastin for Diabetic Macular Edema with Moderate or Worse Vision Loss

A two-year clinical trial that compared three drugs for diabetic macular edema (DME) found that gains in vision were greater for participants receiving the drug Eylea (aflibercept) than for those receiving Avastin (bevacizumab), but only among...
24-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers

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A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early...
26-Jan-2016 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Three Glaucoma-Related Genes

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An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma. The study increases the total number of such genes to 15.
9-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Retinal Cells Work with Little Reserve Energy; May Explain Vulnerability to Eye Diseases

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Our eyes are especially demanding when it comes to energy: Along with our brain, they require a substantial amount of power to keep them functioning and healthy. Now a new study by the National Eye Institute suggests that because of their...
8-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST 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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