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NIH Researchers Develop 'Hibernation in a Dish' to Study How Animals Adapt to the Cold

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have discovered cellular mechanisms that help the 13-lined ground squirrel survive hibernation. Their findings could be a step toward extending storage of human donor tissues awaiting transplantation and...
4-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Omega-3s From Fish Oil Supplements No Better Than Placebo for Dry Eye

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of...
13-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Immune Cells in the Retina Can Spontaneously Regenerate

Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a new study in mice from scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). The cells also re-establish their normal...
19-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Launches International Study of AMD Progression

A new clinical study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will follow 500 people over five years to learn more about the natural history of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By using the...
26-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Low Vision Research Shifts Into Overdrive

Tim Goetz drives about 200,000 miles each year. Remarkably, Goetz is legally blind. Research funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) is helping Goetz and others like him get or stay behind the wheel while keeping roads safe for everyone.
22-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

NEI Support Paved Early Pathway for Novel Glaucoma Therapies

The recent approval of two novel medications for glaucoma – the first new medications for the disorder in nearly 18 years – are fruit borne from decades of foundational scientific research supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The two...
6-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NEI-Funded Research Suggests Repetitive Strain From Eye Movement May Play a Role in Glaucoma

Common, unavoidable eye movements may be a cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure (normal-tension glaucoma), according to new research supported by the National Eye Institute. The findings suggest that over time eye movement...
4-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NIH Discovery Brings Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease Closer to the Clinic

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)—a layer of cells in the back of the eye—are...
29-Dec-2017 5:00 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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