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The National Eye Institute (NEI) is encouraging teens to explore careers in science through the Eye on the Future teen video contest. To enter, create a short video about science in your world, in the field or lab, or in your future for a chance to win $2,000 and free trip to NIH campus! Submit your video by April 16, 2023.

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NEI Research News

Nanoparticle. Courtesy of Biorender.

Tiny nanoparticle could have big impact on patients receiving corneal transplants

March 24, 2023

Using nanoparticles to encapsulate eye medication decreased graft rejection while requiring fewer and smaller doses.

Night vision tests in age-related macular degeneration precisely localize disease mechanisms

March 17, 2023

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham discovered that night vision tests at a specific location in the retina will be suitable for assessing treatments and preventions for AMD.
Views of a patio from a walking, crawling, or flying perspective, and a collection of scrambled views.

Visually navigating on foot uses unique brain region

March 15, 2023

Using vision to efficiently move through an area by foot uses a unique region of the brain’s cortex, according to a small study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI).

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