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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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Moderate hyperopia, if not treated, may affect reading ability and grade school readiness among preschoolers. Credit: Joe Balintfy, NEI.

Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers

January 26, 2016

A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy.
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Ten-Year Results on Radial Keratotomy Released

October 13, 1994

After a decade of patient followup, a National Eye Institute (NEI)-supported study reported today that radial keratotomy (RK) remained a reasonably safe and effective technique to improve distance vision.