NEI News

A pronghorn antelope in the Grand Teton National Park captured by a DSLR camera using the image stabilization function (left). The image on the right was artificially blurred to simulate one’s vision without the work of direction-sensitive ganglion cells. Photo is courtesy of Lu O. Sun, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Much like the automatic focus of a camera, our eyes and brains must constantly recalibrate so that we can get a clear view of the changing—and always moving—world around us.

Posted on May 27, 2015
From left, Johnson-Thompson, Legge, and Massof after presentation of Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. Photo courtesy of Dustin Hays.

Two researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), both pioneers in the study of low vision, received the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research on May 5, in Denver. The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education, and BrightFocus Foundation, presented the award to Gordon E.

Posted on May 13, 2015
  • The NEI Audacious Goals Initiative

    Learn about the retina and optic nerve, and NEI’s goal to repair them in blinding diseases by watching our new animation.

  • Regenerating the Optic Nerve

    NEI Audacious Goals Initiative report summarizing input from the November 2014 workshop.

  • May Is Healthy Vision Month!

    Join the NEI in celebrating by encouraging friends and family to make eye health a priority.

  • Dry Eye Is Twice As Common In Women Than Men

    Use this infocard to share the message about dry eye and where information is available.

  • New NEHEP Spanish Glaucoma Toolkit Available!

    Health professionals and community educators can help raise awareness about glaucoma in Spanish-speaking communities.