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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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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.

Four in 10 US Adults Are at High Risk for Vision Loss

March 12, 2020

In 2017, approximately 93 million US adults aged 18 years or older, or about 4 in 10, were at high risk for vision loss, according to a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
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Visual impairment, blindness cases in U.S. expected to double by 2050

May 19, 2016

The number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050, according to projections.
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USC Roski Eye Institute researchers publish largest eye study of age-related macular degeneration in Latino population that analyzes impact on quality of life

May 3, 2016

The University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute researchers and clinicians published results of the largest population-based study of adult Latinos and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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USC Roski Eye Institute Researchers Publish Largest Eye Study Among Chinese Americans Identifying More Effective Ways to Prevent and Treat Blinding Eye Diseases for This Racial Group

April 8, 2016

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute have published results of the NEI-funded “Chinese American Eye Study” in JAMA Ophthalmology.
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U.S. Latinos Have High Rates of Developing Vision Loss and Certain Eye Conditions

May 1, 2010

Latinos have higher rates of developing visual impairment, blindness, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than non-Hispanic whites, researchers found. These are the first estimates of visual impairment and eye disease development in Latinos.
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Los Latinos en los Estados Unidos Tienen Tasas Altas de Enfermedades de los Ojos y Deterioro Visual

August 9, 2004

Según un estudio de investigación, los latinos que residen en los Estados Unidos tienen tasas altas de enfermedades de los ojos y deterioro visual, y es posible que un número considerable de ellos no sepa que tiene una enfermedad de los ojos.
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U.S. Latinos Have High Rates of Eye Disease and Visual Impairment

August 9, 2004

Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment, according to a research study, and a significant number may be unaware of their eye disease.
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Vision in Preschoolers Study, Phase I

April 1, 2004

Results from the first phase of the Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) study were published in the April 2004 issue of the journal Ophthalmology.
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More Americans Facing Blindness Than Ever Before

March 20, 2002

More Americans than ever are facing the threat of blindness from age-related eye disease, a new report says. Over one million Americans aged 40 and over are currently blind and an additional 2.4 million are visually impaired.