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A focus on your sight could change your life!

Did you know that eye health is an important part of your overall health? This National Minority Health Month, take charge of your eye health with tools and information from Eye Health, My Health — NEI’s eye health campaign for Black/African American people.

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NEI Research News


AI makes retinal imaging 100 times faster, compared to manual method

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health applied artificial intelligence (AI) to a technique that produces high-resolution images of cells in the eye. They report that with AI, imaging is 100 times faster and improves image contrast 3.5-fold.

Medical College of Georgia scientists establish protein database to advance vision research

Aqueous Humor Proteome Database includes comprehensive information on 1,683 proteins identified in aqeuous humor--the fluid in the eye's anterior chamber.
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Seeing a path to nerve regeneration

UConn scientists find protein that stimulates regrowth of optic nerve cells.

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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