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Thanks to the work of NEI scientists and grantees, we’re constantly learning new information about the causes and treatment of vision disorders. Get the latest updates about their work — along with other news about NEI.

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Iriqat and Lee deliver Global Health Vision Lectures

October 7, 2022

Series fosters global collaboration and exchange of information among international vision researchers and eye health clinical scientists
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Tuncay first to complete NEI international fellowship in ocular genetics

September 26, 2022

Fulya Yaylacıoğlu Tuncay, M.D., Ph.D., said she gained crucial experience in translational medicine as the first participant in an ocular genetics fellowship program sponsored by NEI and the International Council of Ophthalmology.
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NEI hosts international strategic planning meeting

March 16, 2022

The digital summit of global partners in vision research discussed opportunities for collaboration.
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Genomic Study Revealing Among Diverse Populations with Inherited Retinal Disease

October 19, 2021

International effort identified new and different causative gene variants for a group of diseases that can lead to severe vision loss or blindness.
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Vision symposium celebrates 15 years of joint India-U.S. research

August 13, 2021

Members of the Indo-U.S. Vision Research Collaborative Program gathered virtually to look back on the program’s genesis and accomplishments and to plot the program’s future.
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NEI Joins Nigeria’s National Eye Centre in Research Partnership

July 23, 2021

The National Eye Institute has created a U.S.-Africa vision research collaboration with Nigeria’s National Eye Centre (NEC) to study children’s eye health.
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E.U. - U.S. NIH collaborative symposium and workshop on AMD and the microbiome

June 18, 2021

NEI and European researchers hosted international investigators on June 18, 2021, to present and discuss recent advances in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its relationship to the microbiome.
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International coalition classifies 25 subtypes of uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease

June 7, 2021

An international coalition of eye researchers used machine learning to develop classification criteria for 25 of the most common types of uveitis, a collection of over 30 diseases characterized by inflammation inside the eye.
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International Team Identifies 127 Glaucoma Genes in Largest Study of Its Kind

February 24, 2021

Researchers for the first time analyzed genes in more than 34,000 people with glaucoma across multiple ancestries and found 44 new genetic variants that may lead to new treatment targets.
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Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial

September 10, 2019

Methotrexate and the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil performed similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial that compared the two drugs for treating noninfectious uveitis, an eye disease that accounts for up to 15% of blindness in the U. S.