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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

NIH Study Shows No Benefit of Omega-3 Supplements for Cognitive Decline


While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons....
21-Aug-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Uveitis, Bacteria in Gut May Instruct Immune Cells to Attack the Eye


The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person’s immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. What spurs this response is a mystery, but now a National Eye Institute study on mice suggests that bacteria in the gut...
18-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trachoma Risk Tied to Sleeping Near Cooking Fires, Lack of Ventilation


Children who sleep in unventilated rooms with cooking fires are at greater risk for severe trachoma, a leading cause of preventable blindness in developing countries, according to the findings of a recent study conducted in Tanzania. The study was...
4-Aug-2015 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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