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NIH researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study from researchers at the National...
13-Mar-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI may help spot newborns at risk for most severe form of blinding disease

An artificial intelligence (AI) device that has been fast-tracked for approval by the Food and Drug Administration may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP). AP-ROP is the most severe form of ROP...
4-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

Researchers at the National Eye Institute used artificial intelligence to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause...
14-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children’s reading skills

Results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) show that while vision therapy can successfully treat convergence insufficiency (CI) in children, it fails to improve their reading test scores.
18-Oct-2019 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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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