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Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers


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


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


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

Space Lab Technology May Help Researchers Detect Early Signs of Cataract


As we age, proteins in the lenses of our eyes start misbehaving: They unfold and congregate in clusters that block, scatter and distort light as it passes through the lens. A cloudy area, or cataract, forms. In a new study, scientists found that...
22-Dec-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

International Study Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration


An international study of about 43,000 people has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. Supported by the...
17-Dec-2015 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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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