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Nitisinone Increases Melanin in People With Albinism

February 20, 2019

A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and poor vi
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Participation in clinical trials improves diabetes care

November 8, 2017

The development of new therapies and cures would be impossible without patients volunteering for clinical research studies.
Brunescent nuclear cataract

NEI charts a clearer future for cataract prevention and treatment

June 29, 2017

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.
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From Outer Space to the Eye Clinic: New Cataract Early Detection Technique

January 8, 2009

A compact fiber-optic probe developed for the space program has now proven valuable for patients in the clinic as the first non-invasive early detection device for cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss worldwide.