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Vision screening device improves detection of “lazy eye”

June 3, 2020

The NEI has funded development of a handheld pediatric vision scanner that easily and accurately screens for amblyopia, or “lazy eye.” The device could facilitate earlier identification of children who need vision-saving treatment.

Pace of eye disease over two years predicts long-term outcome

May 18, 2020

Progression along an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) severity scale over two years predicts the likelihood of developing late-stage disease five years later.

New gene therapy delivery system aims for precision

May 4, 2020

In a novel approach to gene therapy, scientists funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) report using gold nanoparticles and light to target specific cells in mouse retina.

Very low-dose Avastin effective for preventing blindness in preterm infants

April 23, 2020

Babies born prematurely who require treatment to prevent blindness from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) could be treated with a dose of Avastin (bevacizumab) that is a fraction of the dose commonly used for ROP currently.

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

April 21, 2020

National Eye Institute (NEI) researchers profiling epigenomic changes in light-sensing mouse photoreceptors have a clearer picture of how age-related eye diseases may be linked to age-related changes in the regulation of gene expression.

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

April 15, 2020

Researchers have discovered a technique for directly reprogramming skin cells into light-sensing rod photoreceptors used for vision. The lab-made rods enabled blind mice to detect light after the cells were transplanted into the animals’ eyes.

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

April 14, 2020

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function.

It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed

April 7, 2020

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events.

NIH researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD

March 13, 2020

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Four in 10 US Adults Are at High Risk for Vision Loss

March 12, 2020

In 2017, approximately 93 million US adults aged 18 years or older, or about 4 in 10, were at high risk for vision loss, according to a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.