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Soothing cells, peaceful protein could hold promise for treating autoimmune uveitis

June 30, 2014

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found a unique cell type that, in tests on mice, can protect against uveitis—a group of inflammatory diseases that affect the eye and can cause vision loss.

NEI Welcomes New Council Members

June 30, 2014

The National Eye Institute recently appointed two new members to its National Advisory Eye Council.

Researchers Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish

June 10, 2014

Using a type of human stem cell, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have created a three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in the laboratory, which notably includes functioning photoreceptor cells capable of responding to light

Unas nuevas investigaciones exploran como los rayos UV contribuyen a las cataratas

June 3, 2014

Un nuevo estudio ofrece una explicación de cómo la exposición constante a la luz solar puede aumentar el riesgo de desarrollar cataratas, una opacidad del cristalino que suele ocurrir con la edad.

New Research Sheds Light on How UV Rays May Contribute to Cataract

June 3, 2014

A new study offers an explanation for how years of chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of cataract, a clouding of the eye lens that typically occurs with aging.

JHU Biologists Identify New Neural Pathway in Eyes that Aids in Vision

May 21, 2014

A type of retina cell plays a more critical role in vision than previously known, a team led by Johns Hopkins University researchers has discovered. Working with mice, the scientists found that the ipRGCs — an atypical type of photoreceptor in the retina

NEI's Ferris and Chew receive Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

May 13, 2014

Frederick L. Ferris III, M.D., and Emily Y. Chew, M.D., who are director and deputy director of the NEI Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, have received the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research.

Glaucoma Drug Helps Women with Blinding Disorder Linked to Obesity

April 22, 2014

An inexpensive glaucoma drug, when added to a weight loss plan, can improve vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

IU School of Optometry study: New technique detects microscopic diabetes-related eye damage

April 17, 2014

Indiana University researchers have detected new early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes. This discovery could have far-reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy

NEI announces funding for new imaging technology to support Audacious Goal

April 8, 2014

The National Eye Institute has announced a funding opportunity for imaging cells and tissues of the visual system.