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Photoreceptor precursor cells (red) are shown with extended axons toward bipolar cells.

Audacious projects develop imaging technology to aid eye tissue regeneration

April 21, 2021

As regenerative therapies for blinding diseases move closer to clinical trials, the NEI's functional imaging consortium is pioneering noninvasive technologies to monitor the function of the retina’s neurons and their connections to the brain.

NEI joins call for standardization of ophthalmic imaging devices

April 8, 2021

Not all health care providers speak the same language, but the software in their clinical imaging devices can and should.
Rod and cone photoreceptors are shown in greyscale images.

NIH-led team sets new bar in retinal imaging

March 11, 2021

A team led by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) has noninvasively visualized the light-sensing cells in the back of the eye, known as photoreceptors, in greater detail than ever before.
Two boys smile at the camera. Asymmetric dark spots block parts of the image, representing vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

AI algorithms detect diabetic eye disease inconsistently

January 5, 2021

Researchers from UW Medicine have found that artificial intelligence-based screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy do not perform as well as they claim.
Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute examines a patient’s eyes. Photo credit: National Eye Institute.

Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes

January 4, 2021

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that routine eye imaging can identify changes in the retina that may be associated with cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes.
Fundus photo showing medium drusen

VisionQuest Gains FDA 510(k) Clearance for the Image Quality Analyzer Software

December 30, 2020

The IQA is a software system intended for use in importing, displaying, analyzing and managing images acquired with digital fundus cameras. The patented software detects the most common causes of retinal imaging artifacts.
Neurons in different colors and shapes

The tree of cortical cell types describes the diversity of neurons in the brain

December 2, 2020

An international team has published a new study that provides one of the most detailed and complete characterizations of the diversity of neural types in the brain so far.

The mammalian brain is built from many kinds of neurons. A new study reveals a holistic way to look at them.

November 12, 2020

A new lens on visual neurons is laying the groundwork for a more complete “family tree” of the mammalian brain. Study reveals a new categorization of mouse neurons that relies on multiple types of data drawn from each individual cell.
A person being examined by an eye doctor

New Method Uses Noise to Make Spectrometers More Accurate

October 13, 2020

Researchers at the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering have come up a with a new, rapid method for characterizing and calibrating spectrometers, based on how they respond to noise.
A series of columns with differently colored fibers

Live imaging method brings structural information to mapping of brain function

September 17, 2020

NEI-funded study shows coupling of structure and function at a sub-cellular level in visual areas of the mouse brain