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Announcing our Eye on the Future video contest winners!

Teens from around the country took part in NEI's Eye on the Future video contest, sharing what they've been studying and how they want to make an impact. Here are this years' contest winners and their innovative, award-winning videos!

Check out the winners

NEI Research News

Dr. Michael Steinmetz

NEI mourns the loss of Dr. Michael Steinmetz

August 1, 2022

The director of the NEI Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP), passed away on July 30 following a boating accident.
Photoreceptor precursors

Progress toward a stem cell–based therapy for blindness

July 28, 2022

A multi-institutional effort led by researchers at the UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine is taking steps to develop an effective technique to regenerate photoreceptors cells and restore sight in people with vision disorders.
Image of retina

High-tech imaging reveals details about rare eye disorder

July 28, 2022

Using a new imaging technique, researchers from the National Eye Institute have determined that retinal lesions from vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) vary by gene mutation.

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