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NEI Research News

NEI joins call for standardization of ophthalmic imaging devices

April 8, 2021

Not all health care providers speak the same language, but the software in their clinical imaging devices can and should.
Image shows cone cells, labeled in red.

Turning back the clock on a severe vision disorder

March 31, 2021

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine report findings of a gene therapy to treat a severe form of Leber congenital amaurosis, caused by mutations in the NPHP5 gene.

Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications

March 30, 2021

Early treatment with anti-VEGF injections slowed diabetic retinopathy in a clinical study from the DRCR Retina Network (DRCR.net). However, two years into the four-year study its effect on vision was similar to standard treatment.

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