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NEI Research News

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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One of two widely used AMD drugs outperforms other at weaning patients off treatment at one year, preliminary study shows

November 30, 2022

A pilot study of 106 patients with “wet” AMD revealed that nearly half of patients treated with Eylea could safely stop therapy after one year, compared to only 17% of patients treated with Avastin.
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Putting stem cell-based therapies in context

November 16, 2022

Rogue clinics offer stem cell-based therapies that haven’t been tested for safety and efficacy. When communicating to the public about stem cell-based therapies, it is important to put any treatment claims in context.
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Word and face recognition can be adequately supported with half a brain, study finds

October 26, 2022

An unprecedented study of brain plasticity and visual perception found that people who, as children, had undergone surgery removing half of their brain correctly recognized differences between pairs of words or faces more than 80% of the time.
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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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Nonprofit Hadley launches online tutorials for people with vision loss, in Spanish

September 22, 2022

Hadley has partnered with the National Eye Institute (NEI) to offer online tutorials in Spanish through Hadley’s online learning hub, Hadley.edu
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First U.S. patient receives autologous stem cell therapy to treat dry AMD

August 31, 2022

The patient received the therapy as part of a clinical trial that is the first in the United States to use replacement tissues from patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells.
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High-tech imaging reveals details about rare eye disorder

July 28, 2022

Using a new imaging technique, researchers from the National Eye Institute have determined that retinal lesions from vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) vary by gene mutation.
Graph showing that odd ratio for advanced vision loss for African Americans is significantly higher than for non-hispanic whites.

Black patients found six times more likely to have advanced vision loss after glaucoma diagnosis than white patients

July 25, 2022

Black patients have a dramatically higher risk of advanced vision loss after a new diagnosis of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) when compared to white patients, according to a new study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

Employee Offers Personal Account of NIH-Supported Clinical Research

July 22, 2022

Dr. David Kosub shares a first-hand experience of participating in the National Ophthalmic Disease Genotyping and Phenotyping Network (eyeGENE).