May is Healthy Vision Month!
It's the perfect time to learn how to protect your vision and help us spread the word about eye health and safety. You’ll find tips and tools to help you take control of your eye health so you can see well for a lifetime.
Virtual Reality Experience App
Millions of people are affected by eye diseases. But describing vision loss is difficult. Try the new “NEI VR: See What I See” application for your smartphone (Android or iOS) to help you experience vision loss from age-related macular degeneration or cataracts.
People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins promptly if vision worsens, according to clinical trial results.
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).
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.
NEI: A leader in vision research
Every year, NEI supports vision research through more than 1,500 research grants and training awards to scientists at more than 250 institutions across the country and around the world. NEI also conducts laboratory research and clinical trials.