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NEI Research News

Human iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE).

UC Irvine study shows similarities and differences in human and insect vision formation

Researchers have discovered profound similarities and surprising differences between humans and insects in the production of the critical light-absorbing molecule of the retina, 11-cis-retinal, also known as the “visual chromophore.”
Glaucoma and the optic nerve

Researchers identify genes and cell types that may have causal role in primary open-angle glaucoma formation

In a new study, researchers conducted a comprehensive study that uncovered key genes, biological processes and cell types that may affect the pathogenesis of primary open angle glaucoma, in intraocular pressure-dependent and independent manners.
fundus photo showing diabetic retinopathy

Some ethnic groups at higher risk for retinal damage from diabetes

Researchers at Indiana University School of Optometry found that individuals are at different risks for retinal damage from diabetes, with certain ethnic groups and males being at a greater risk.

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