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Manuel B. Datiles III, M.D.

Manuel B. Datiles III, M.D.
Manuel B. Datiles III, M.D.

National Eye Institute (NEI),
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.


Dr. Datiles currently sees eye patients as part of clinical trials and research studies at NIH, including an ongoing study of ocular graft-versus-host disease in recipients of adult stem cell transplants. His long-term research focuses on cataract development and clinical trials involving anti-cataract drugs. Dr. Datiles also collaborates with NEI lens researchers to study the genetic causes of cataracts, and with Johns Hopkins University researchers to study the aggregation of lens proteins, which may lead to cataract development.


Dr. Datiles is the author of more than one hundred scientific manuscripts and textbook chapters. He has also served as an ad hoc editorial board member and reviewer for major ophthalmology journals, including Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

Professional Highlights

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government's research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.

National Eye Institute
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