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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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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.
Anti-VEGF treatment has greatly improved the prognosis for patients with AMD.

National Eye Institute launches data portal for macular degeneration research

March 17, 2021

The National Eye Institute (NEI) Data Commons now enables researchers to access data from patients with macular degeneration who participated in the Age-related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).
Dr. Michael Chiang

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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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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NEI Researchers Awarded Grants by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation

July 11, 2019

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has awarded two NEI scientists grants to research inherited retinal degenerations, diseases that can cause blindness in early childhood.
Bob Nussenblatt

NEI Remembers Robert “Bob” Nussenblatt (1948-2016)

February 11, 2019

Robert Nussenblatt, M.D., chief of the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Eye Institute (NEI), died on April 17 at age 67.
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National Eye Institute awards prize for ‘Retina in a dish’ competition

September 28, 2017

A proposal to create a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, won $90,000 in the National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC).
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NIH launches competition to develop human eye tissue in a dish

May 4, 2017

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has opened the first stage of a federal prize competition designed to generate miniature, lab-grown human retinas.
Artist’s rendering of neural activity in the retina. Light that enters the eye activates rod and cone photoreceptors, which then activates retinal ganglion cells. A signal travels to the brain via the retinal ganglion cell axons. Photo credit: National Eye Institute

Six teams seek to identify biological factors that influence neural regeneration

September 1, 2016

The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.
Robert “Bob” Nussenblatt

NEI Remembers Robert “Bob” Nussenblatt (1948-2016)

April 19, 2016

Robert Nussenblatt, M.D., chief of the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Eye Institute (NEI), died on April 17 at age 67.