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Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial

Methotrexate and the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil performed similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial that compared the two drugs for treating noninfectious uveitis
6-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rosy health and sickly green: color associations play robust role in reading faces

Anyone who has ever sensed that a person is sick simply by looking at their face has experienced the wealth of information conveyed by face color. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides...
8-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children’s Brains Reorganize After Epilepsy Surgery to Retain Visual Perception

Children can keep full visual perception – the ability to process and understand visual information – after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of...
31-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Study Finds No Evidence That Calcium Increases Risk of AMD

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). AMD is a leading cause...
19-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Imaging Method Reveals Long-Lived Patterns in Cells of the Eye

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found. Using a combination of...
14-Mar-2019 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nitisinone Increases Melanin in People with Albinism

A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and...
20-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Glaucoma detection gets potential boost from virtual reality, brain-based device

A wearable brain-based device called NGoggle that incorporates virtual reality could help improve glaucoma diagnosis and prevent vision loss. Duke University researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have launched a clinical study...
29-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Faulty molecular master switch may contribute to AMD

A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
22-Jan-2019 8:00 AM 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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