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Welcome to Our New Site!

We've updated the NEI site so it's easier than ever to get accurate, up-to-date information about eye health and vision research — and we're committed to making sure this information is available to everyone, including people with low vision.

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NEI News

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

November 14, 2019

Researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness.

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

October 23, 2019

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.

Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial

September 10, 2019

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, an eye disease that accounts for up to 15% of blindness in the U. S.

Funding for Vision Research

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

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NEI Research Initiatives

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

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