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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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For Aging Patients, One Missed Doctor’s Visit Can Lead to Vision Loss

February 6, 2020

Missing a single ophthalmology appointment over a two-year period was associated with decreased visual acuity for patients with macular degeneration according to a new Penn Medicine study.
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Participation in clinical trials improves diabetes care

November 8, 2017

The development of new therapies and cures would be impossible without patients volunteering for clinical research studies.
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NEI’s Healthy Vision Month 2017 puts spotlight on women

April 28, 2017

May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages everyone to make eye health a priority.
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Statement by NEI Director Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., on National Academies’ report outlining public health strategies to promote and protect healthy vision for all Americans

September 15, 2016

Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) released “Making Eye Health A Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow.
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Hopkins Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

December 2, 2015

Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes.
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This National Diabetes Month, remember to keep an eye on your eyes

November 1, 2013

If you are one of more than 25 million Americans with diabetes, you may already know the importance of watching your diet and keeping track of your blood sugar. But did you know it’s also important to have regular eye exams?
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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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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..