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It can be difficult to describe what vision loss looks like for people with diabetic retinopathy. But with NEI’s virtual reality (VR) app disease overlays, you can experience what it’s like to live with these common eye diseases! Download the NEI VR app, "See What I See," on your smartphone to get started!

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NEI Research News

Mouse retina

NIH scientists discover new B cell that tempers autoimmunity

December 2, 2021

Findings in mice point to potential therapies for blinding eye disease uveitis and multiple sclerosis
Optical illusion showing a vase or two faces

Which side is which?: How the brain perceives borders

November 30, 2021

Salk scientists have discovered that neurons deep in the brain’s cortex are the first to compute which side of a visual border is an object and which side is background.
Komiyama and Hattori in computer lab

Neurobiologists Reveal How Value Decisions are Coded into Our Brains

November 23, 2021

Researchers UC San Diego discover that persistency allows value signals to be most effectively represented, or “coded,” across different areas of the brain.

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