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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.

Success of gene therapy for a form of inherited blindness depends on timing

September 9, 2019

Using a canine model of the vision disorder Leber congenital amaurosis, Penn researchers found that photoreceptor cells continue to deteriorate after treatment if it is given too late.

Innovative technique for labeling and mapping inhibitory neurons reveals diverse tuning profile

September 5, 2019

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience uncovered a diverse palette of inhibition within layer 2/3 of the visual cortex, suggestive of a more complex functional connectivity that may allow for enhanced flexibility of...

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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