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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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NEI unveils “Vision for the Future”

November 1, 2021

The National Eye Institute has released a new strategic plan. 2021 Vision for the Future charts the next five years of NEI’s mission: to eliminate vision loss and improve quality of life through vision research.

NEI joins call for standardization of ophthalmic imaging devices

April 8, 2021

Not all health care providers speak the same language, but the software in their clinical imaging devices can and should.
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NIH selects Dr. Michael Chiang as director of the National Eye Institute

July 24, 2020

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has chosen Michael F. Chiang, M.D., as director of NIH’s National Eye Institute (NEI).
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National Eye Institute establishes office of regenerative medicine

June 18, 2020

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has established an office to accelerate progress in regenerative medicine for eye disease and vision disorders.
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NEI seeks public comment on future research goals

December 6, 2019

As the year 2020 approaches, the National Eye Institute (NEI) is developing new plans for vision research over the coming decade.
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Tumminia named NEI deputy director

December 6, 2018

Santa J. Tumminia, Ph.D., was appointed Deputy Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI) on November 12.
Multiphoton images show the outer segments of cone and rod photoreceptor cells in 215-day retinal organoids. Immunostaining shows a marker for cones (green) and rods (red). The “A” view shows optical sections; “B” is a reconstructed three-dimensional view.

NEI Awards Prize for Progress Toward Developing Lab-Made Retinas

December 4, 2018

The National Eye Institute (NEI) awarded $25,000 to a team led by Wei Liu, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for demonstrating progress toward the development of a living model of the human retina...

NEI Investigator Hikosaka Awarded Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

November 1, 2018

Dr. Okihide Hikosaka, senior investigator at the National Eye Institute (NEI) Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, is a recipient of the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience.
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NIH vision researcher T. Michael Redmond recognized with Champalimaud Vision Award

September 4, 2018

Vision researcher, T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D., chief of the National Eye Institute (NEI) Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, is a recipient of the 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award for foundational science discoveries about the molecular
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Knights Templar Eye Foundation awards research grant to NEI scientist

June 21, 2018

National Eye Institute (NEI) Postdoctoral Fellow Aman George, Ph.D., has received a $65,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to identify new drug treatments for vision impairment in children with a type of albinism.