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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

NIH Launches Competition to Develop Human Eye Tissue in a Dish


The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has opened the first stage of a federal prize competition designed to generate miniature, lab-grown human retinas. The retina is the light- sensitive tissue in the back of...
4-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NEI’s Healthy Vision Month 2017 Puts Spotlight on Women

May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages everyone to make eye health a priority. This message is especially important for women, who make up two-thirds of all people living with blindness or visual impairment...
28-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Helping the Retina Regenerate

A new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), crucial neurons in the back of the eye that carry visual information to the brain.
31-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-Funded Team Identifies Genetic Underpinnings of Fuchs Dystrophy


An international study helps pinpoint the genetic risk factors associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common disorder requiring corneal transplantation. The discovery of gene variants illuminates the biological mechanisms for...
30-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-Funded Scientists Home in on Molecular Causes of Secondary Cataract


In a new study, scientists find that the growth factor TGF-beta may play a role in the formation of secondary cataract, suggesting a direction for research into strategies to prevent it. The study appears in Molecular Biology of the Cell and was...
27-Mar-2017 11:50 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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