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Celebra tus bellos ojos (Celebrate your beautiful eyes)

At NEI, we honor and celebrate the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. We’re encouraging Hispanic/Latino people — especially those at higher risk for eye diseases — to learn ways to protect their eye health. Check out these tips — available in English and Spanish — to keep your eyes healthy.

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NEI Research News

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Learning how transplanted neurons fit in

October 7, 2021

As scientists move closer to testing regenerative therapies for eye disease, techniques are needed to monitor transplanted cells as they integrate with host tissues.

Toxic DNA Buildup May Drive Macular Degeneration

September 30, 2021

Damaging DNA builds up in the eyes of patients with geographic atrophy, an untreatable, poorly understood form of age-related macular degeneration that causes blindness, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals.
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AMD: Reading ability crucial indicator of functional loss

September 30, 2021

In geographic atrophy, a late form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reading ability is closely related to the altered retinal structure.

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