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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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Richard Lee, NEI's Clinical Director, 2023

National Eye Institute selects Dr. Richard Lee as clinical director

December 4, 2023

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has chosen Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D., as the institute’s clinical director, overseeing clinical research and serving as clinical policy advisor for NEI.

Standardizing eye imaging data

November 29, 2023

The NEI and partners have published an editorial on the value of being able to store and share eye imaging data in standard formats.

Metabolomics: a new approach to understanding glaucoma

November 21, 2023

NEI Director Michael F. Chiang featured recent research by NEI grantee Louis Pasquale, Mount Sinai, in an NIH Director’s Blog post.

All of Us workshop summary posted

November 8, 2023

All of Us is assembling a large-cohort dataset of at least 1 million participants who reflect the diversity of the U.S. population.
Andrew Bower

NEI postdoc to use research award to study cellular function with adaptive optics

October 31, 2023

The K99/R00 provides a runway for postdocs seeking to transition from mentored positions to tenure track positions at academic institutions in the U.S.

Putting regenerative therapies on the map

October 23, 2023

Members of the National Eye Institute's Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) published an outline of milestones to reach before commencing clinical trials of regenerative therapies for retinal disease.

Stanford Medicine researchers build an eye ‘aging clock’ that could lead to treatments for ocular diseases

October 20, 2023

Using a technique they developed for studying eye fluid, Stanford Medicine researchers and their collaborators have found a way to measure ocular aging, opening avenues for treatment of numerous eye diseases.
Ruchi Sharma

National Eye Institute researcher receives Knights Templar Eye Foundation award for advancing albinism research

October 6, 2023

Ruchi Sharma, Ph.D., a staff scientist in the NEI Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Section, received an award from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF), a charity sponsored by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar.

New gene-editing technique holds potential for treating childhood blindness

October 5, 2023

Using a new experimental technique to fix faulty eye cells, a team led by University of Wisconsin researchers was able to repair a gene mutation that causes one form of childhood blindness.

NEI grantees receive Lasker Award for imaging discovery

September 21, 2023

The Lasker Foundation cited a trio of scientists, who with NEI funding, developed OCT, one of the most widely used technologies for imaging the eye.