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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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How to watch an eclipse, safely

Keep your eyes safe when viewing the upcoming eclipse with these tips from the National Eye Institute.
Illustration of a woman wearing sunglasses and a hat.

Protecting your eyes from the sun’s UV light

Did you know the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can also damage the eyes? Here are some common questions and answers about UV light and how to protect your eyes from the sun.
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Safely viewing a solar eclipse

A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 2017. Watching the moon slowly block out the sun is a rare opportunity but should be attempted with caution.
An age-related cataract. Credit: National Eye Institute.

New Research Sheds Light on How UV Rays May Contribute to Cataract

A new study offers an explanation for how years of chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of cataract, a clouding of the eye lens that typically occurs with aging.