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NEI Summer Science at Home

NEI will host a series of seminars on Fridays during the summer, focused on vision research and ophthalmology. These presentations will be available via Zoom and will be held from 12 to 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Learn more about the summer program.

NEI News

Researchers look to the eye for insights about the brain

June 23, 2020

Researchers seeking to unravel the mysteries of how our amazingly complex brains do what they do, often start with the eye. The retina, the light-sensing tissue at the back of the eye has long been a model for scientists to explore how the brain works.

National Eye Institute establishes office of regenerative medicine

June 18, 2020

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has established an office to accelerate progress in regenerative medicine for eye disease and vision disorders.

New research on Marfan syndrome focuses on eyes

June 12, 2020

New NEI-supported research provides insight into the eye conditions associated with Marfan syndrome, where weakened zonule fibers cause vision problems.

Funding for Vision Research

NEI funds more than 1,500 research and training grants to vision scientists across the country and around the world.

Learn more about funding opportunities

NEI Research Initiatives

These NEI initiatives support challenging, high-impact vision research. Current priorities include:

Learn more about research at NEI