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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.
20-Feb-2018 5:00 PM 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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Participation in Clinical Trials Improves Diabetes Care

The development of new therapies and cures would be impossible without patients volunteering for clinical research studies. In exchange, volunteers often receive care based on the latest research, while gaining the satisfaction of helping others....
8-Nov-2017 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Fifty Years of Vision Research Opens Window Into the Brain

The eye is more than a window to the soul; it is a window to the brain. To highlight the important connection between vision science and neuroscience, the NIH’s National Eye Institute is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration with the...
2-Nov-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Researchers Unleash Therapeutic Potential of IL-35

NIH scientists have simplified manufacturing and dosing of a potential drug candidate for the autoimmune eye disease uveitis—a vision-threatening condition that accounts for about 15 percent of blindness in the U.S. The protein in question, part...
17-Oct-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Myopia: A Close Look at Efforts to Turn Back a Growing Problem

Several studies indicate that the prevalence of myopia is increasing in the U.S. and worldwide, and researchers project that the trend will continue in the coming decades. Otherwise known as nearsightedness, myopia occurs when the eye grows too long...
5-Oct-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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

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...
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