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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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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.
illustration showing axial elongation of the eye from myopia

Very low-dose atropine eye drops no better than placebo for slowing myopia progression

July 13, 2023

Use of low-dose atropine eyedrops (concentration 0.01%) was no better than placebo at slowing myopia (nearsightedness) progression and elongation of the eye among children treated for two years

Reading and visual health

April 5, 2023

Researchers at the State University of New York help explain how reading might contribute to myopia.