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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

You can help keep your child’s eyes healthy by encouraging them to eat healthy foods, get active, and wear protective eyewear like sunglasses and sports goggles. Check out all our tips for protecting your kids' eyes.

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NEI Research News


NEI grantees receive Lasker Award for imaging discovery

September 21, 2023

The Lasker Foundation cited a trio of scientists, who with NEI funding, developed OCT, one of the most widely used technologies for imaging the eye.
Nitin Verma

Filling the eye care gap down under

September 15, 2023

Nitin Verma visited NIH and shared his lifetime perspective on the delivery of vision care to underserved populations in the Australia/South Pacific region—roughly 50-million people scattered across vast stretches of land and ocean.
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LSU Health New Orleans researchers discover a key failure in AMD that may lead to progression and vision loss

September 11, 2023

Research suggests that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) decreases an essential fatty acid, preventing the formation of a class of protective molecules and reducing repair potential.

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