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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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Signs of glaucoma may be detectable years in advance of disease onset

November 28, 2023

Research funded by the National Eye Institute suggests that low density of pigment in the macula, the region of the retina required for sharp central vision, is associated with thinning of the retina and may serve as an early warning sign of glaucoma.

Metabolomics: a new approach to understanding glaucoma

November 21, 2023

NEI Director Michael F. Chiang featured recent research by NEI grantee Louis Pasquale, Mount Sinai, in an NIH Director’s Blog post.

UConn health researchers find that youthful proteins help nerves regrow

October 25, 2023

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

Putting regenerative therapies on the map

October 23, 2023

Members of the National Eye Institute's Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) published an outline of milestones to reach before commencing clinical trials of regenerative therapies for retinal disease.
Transplanted microglia

Scientists develop new therapeutic model for potentially treating incurable eye diseases

August 25, 2023

Researchers have successfully transplanted human microglia into mouse retina to create a model for studying eye disease treatments, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
Man using eye drops

Eye-opening research: NIH funds glaucoma treatment research at Missouri S&T

July 31, 2023

Missouri S&T researchers have developed a treatment that could eventually enable glaucoma patients to only use eye drops once per week instead of daily, and it should also be more effective.
Alexandra Benavente-Pérez

SUNY Optometry receives NIH grant to study the link between myopia and glaucoma

July 25, 2023

SUNY College of Optometry’s Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Pérez was awarded a grant that will explore the unknown nature of the relationship between myopia (nearsightedness) and glaucoma by focusing on their effect on the ganglion cell complex.

Patients with specific types of lipids may be at higher risk of developing blinding eye disease

June 13, 2023

Scientists find association between lipid metabolism and glaucoma.

AI used to advance drug delivery system for glaucoma and other chronic diseases

May 24, 2023

Researchers have used artificial intelligence models and machine-learning algorithms to successfully predict which components of amino acids that make up therapeutic proteins are most likely to safely deliver therapeutic drugs to animal eye cells.

Researchers discover therapeutic target to aid in glaucoma treatment

March 13, 2023

Indiana University researchers have identified a new therapeutic target that could lead to more effective treatment of glaucoma.