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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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NEI Researchers Awarded Grants by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has awarded two NEI scientists grants to research inherited retinal degenerations, diseases that can cause blindness in early childhood.
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NEI charts a clearer future for cataract prevention and treatment

Research funded by the National Eye Institute aims to reverse progression of cataracts—the most common cause of blindness worldwide—or to prevent them from forming altogether.
Leaders from the University of Philippines (UP) and Philippine NIH (PNIH) met with NEI staff in May 2015. From L to R: Dr. Fielding Hejtmancik; Dr. Marie Carmela M. Lapitan, director of research management and translation, PNIH; Dr. Arlene Samaniego, vice chancellor, UP; Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-de la Paz, vice chancellor for research and executive director, PNIH; Dr. Belinda Seto; Dr. Carmencita Padilla; Dr. Paul A. Sieving; Dr. Gyan Prakash, Dr. Patricia Cabrera; and Dr. Manuel Datiles.

Dr. Patricia Cabrera: Learning Genetics and Linking NEI to the Philippines

A delegation from the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Philippine National Institutes of Health recently visited NEI on May 21, 2015. It was an opportunity to renew old collaborations and discuss new ones...