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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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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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National Institutes of Health releases data from largest pediatric eye study

August 19, 2011

Study estimates prevalence of vision disorders among preschool children in three ethnic groups, identifies risk factors
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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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Survey Shows Americans Lack Critical Facts about Maintaining Eye Health

March 13, 2008

Most Americans do not know the risks and warning signs of diseases that could blind them if they don’t seek timely detection and treatment.
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Estudio demuestra que la mayoría de los estadounidenses goza de buena visión, pero hay 14 millones con problemas de visión

May 9, 2006

Un estudio de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) determinó que el 94 por ciento de los estadounidenses de 12 años en adelante tienen buena visión.
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Study Finds Most Americans Have Good Vision, But 14 Million Are Visually Impaired

May 9, 2006

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has found that although 94 percent of Americans aged 12 and older have good vision, the remaining six percent, or 14 million, are visually impaired. Of these, more than 11 million have uncorrected visual..
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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.