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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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Emily Chew

Emily Chew named NIH distinguished investigator

A longstanding member of the NEI/NIH community, Emily, Chew, M.D., has been promoted to the title of NIH Distinguished Investigator for her tireless and prolific work as a care provider and clinical trialist.
Williams, Miller, Roorda, and Liang

NEI grantees win Rank Prize for imaging technology

David Williams, Donald Miller, and Austin Roorda, received recognition for the development of instruments that use adaptive optics technologies to capture high-resolution images of the retina.
Baranov and colleague talk in the laboratory.

Mass Eye and Ear researchers develop potential glaucoma treatment strategy to guide stem cells to the retina

A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear has identified a promising new strategy for glaucoma cell replacement therapy.

Berkeley scientists discover retinal cells that help stabilize our world view

The discovery will enable researchers to better understand eye movement disorders that cause significant visual impairment.

All of Us workshop summary posted

All of Us is assembling a large-cohort dataset of at least 1 million participants who reflect the diversity of the U.S. population.

Innovative research unveils potential breakthrough in diabetic retinopathy treatment

NEI-funded investigators at Washington University in St. Louis discovered a potential new treatment approach to diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common causes of vision loss in the U.S.
Kang, Talluri and Nienborg

Separating movement from sight when studying the brain’s visual cortex

In primates, activity in the visual cortex—a part of the brain that processes signals from the eyes—is largely unaffected by the body’s own movements, according to a new study from scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI).
Andrew Bower

NEI postdoc to use research award to study cellular function with adaptive optics

The K99/R00 provides a runway for postdocs seeking to transition from mentored positions to tenure track positions at academic institutions in the U.S.

Summary of vision health equity workshop posted

A summary of the April 11, 2023, workshop, "NEI-NIMHD Vision Health Equity Workshop," is available on the NEI website.

UConn health researchers find that youthful proteins help nerves regrow

Ribosomal protein genes that are found at low levels in adult nerve cells may be very important to axon regeneration.