A person gets an eye exam

Celebra tus bellos ojos (Celebrate your beautiful eyes)

At NEI, we honor and celebrate the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. We’re encouraging Hispanic/Latino people — especially those at higher risk for eye diseases — to learn ways to protect their eye health. Check out these tips — available in English and Spanish — to keep your eyes healthy.

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NEI Research News

Brad Gelfand, Ph.D., in the laboratory

Prozac Pegged as Potential Treatment for a Leading Cause of Blindness

October 21, 2021

An antidepressant best known as Prozac could offer the first treatment for the leading cause of blindness among people over 50, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.
Mother and her daughter smile for the camera

Genomic Study Revealing Among Diverse Populations with Inherited Retinal Disease

October 19, 2021

International effort identified new and different causative gene variants for a group of diseases that can lead to severe vision loss or blindness.
A diagram of the eye with a green arrow showing how fluid normally passes through the space between the iris and the cornea and drains out of the eye back into the bloodstream.

A new treatment for glaucoma?

October 18, 2021

A Northwestern Medicine study in mice has identified new treatment targets for glaucoma, including preventing a severe pediatric form of glaucoma, as well as uncovering a possible new class of therapy for the most common form of glaucoma in adults.

Funding for Vision Research

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