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New study offers hope for patients suffering from a rare form of blindness

October 31, 2018

A new form of therapy may halt or even reverse a form of progressive vision loss, spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7). This new therapy has the potential to treat neurogenetic diseases effectively and with far fewer side effects than other medications.

IUPUI biologists use ‘mini retinas’ to better understand connection between eye and brain

October 25, 2018

Researchers at Indiana University develop 3D mini retinas, which they will use to study retinal ganglion cells. Retinal ganglion cells are nerves that transmit information from the eye to the brain.

Five research teams will develop new models for eye disease research

October 12, 2018

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded grants to five multi-disciplinary teams to develop new disease models for a range of eye conditions.

Promising treatment for disease that destroys eye tissue

October 9, 2018

Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center have shown that the MDM2 inhibitor class of drugs can treat uveitis in mice.

Therapy applied directly inside the eye best for treating uveitic macular edema

September 27, 2018

Delivery of corticosteroids directly into the eye is more effective than injections adjacent to the eye, according to results from a comparative clinical trial of macular edema in patients with noninfectious uveitis.

Study suggests maintaining good vision may stave off cognitive decline

September 24, 2018

During aging, loss of vision and cognition often coincide. In a new study, researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have found that vision loss precedes loss of mental capacity.

NIH vision researcher T. Michael Redmond recognized with Champalimaud Vision Award

September 4, 2018

Vision researcher, T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D., chief of the National Eye Institute (NEI) Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, is a recipient of the 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award for foundational science discoveries about the molecular

Handheld Probe Images Photoreceptors in Children

August 24, 2018

Portable probe developed by Duke biomedical engineers makes it possible to capture images of photoreceptors in the eyes of young children.

Researchers find potential new gene therapy for blinding disease

August 20, 2018

Scientists funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) report a novel gene therapy that halts vision loss in a canine model of a blinding condition called autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP).

NIH-funded researchers reverse congenital blindness in mice

August 15, 2018

Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors.