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Mind Over Matter

May 21, 2015

Through a clinical collaboration between Caltech, Keck Medicine of University of Southern California, and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a 34-year-old paralyzed from the neck down after being shot is the first person in the world

Two NEI Grantees Awarded Helen Keller Prize

May 13, 2015

Two researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), both pioneers in the study of low vision, received the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research on May 5, in Denver.

Plugging In Your Vision's Autostabilization Feature

May 7, 2015

New research, published online May 7 in the journal Neuron, describes how axons of specialized nerve cells find their way through the brain’s maze of neurons to make the right connection. The finding has implications for treatment of eye movement disorder

Patients with AIDS at Increased Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration

May 4, 2015

Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have a four-fold increase in their risk of developing intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared to people of the same age who are not infected with HIV

NIH-funded Study Points Way Forward for Retinal Disease Gene Therapy

May 1, 2015

Gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes vision loss starting in childhood, improved patients’ eyesight and the sensitivity of the retina within weeks of treatment.

NIH Launches Research to Gaze Deeply Into Your Eyes

May 1, 2015

Five bold projects will develop new technology to noninvasively image cells of the eye in unprecedented detail.The National Eye Institute (NEI) announced the awards as part of its Audacious Goals Initiative.

Early Tight Blood Glucose Control Reduces Eye Surgeries in People with Type 1 Diabetes

April 30, 2015

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose (blood sugar) early in their disease, versus those who do not, are 48 percent less likely to need eye surgery, and the total number of such surgeries is 37 percent less.

Rare Mutation Causes Vitamin A Deficiency and Eye Deformities

April 23, 2015

Researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families, and possibly others, for generations. These families have been plagued by a variety of congenital eye malformations

3D structure solved for vulnerable region of glaucoma-causing protein

April 21, 2015

Scientists at Georgia Tech have determined the three-dimensional structure of a key part of a protein that is associated with glaucoma and identified regions of this domain that correlate with severe forms of the disease.

Stem Cell Injection May Soon Reverse Vision Loss Caused By Age-Related Macular Degeneration

April 15, 2015

An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai.