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Study suggests glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease

August 10, 2018

Research from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear points to an autoimmune response as the driver of optic nerve damage in a mouse model of glaucoma.

Eye conditions provide new lens for screening for Alzheimer’s

August 8, 2018

Researchers from the University of Washington find link between certain eye conditions and the risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Immune Response Likely Culprit in Eyelid Gland Condition That Causes Dry Eye

July 25, 2018

Mouse, human data suggest inflammation tips immune response, which disrupts oil glands.

Gene regulator may contribute to protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

July 19, 2018

Scientists have evidence that variants of the same gene that enables us to make connective tissue by crosslinking proteins is associated with unusual glaucoma.

Knights Templar Eye Foundation awards research grant to NEI scientist

June 21, 2018

National Eye Institute (NEI) Postdoctoral Fellow Aman George, Ph.D., has received a $65,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to identify new drug treatments for vision impairment in children with a type of albinism.

NEI funded researchers identify 133 genetic variants that predict glaucoma risk

May 31, 2018

Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have identified 133 genetic variants that predict with 75-percent accuracy a person’s risk for developing glaucoma related to elevated pressure within the eye.

Insight to the Eye Lens

May 17, 2018

U. Delaware's Salil Lachke identifies new mechanism essential for eye lens development.

NIH researchers develop 'hibernation in a dish' to study how animals adapt to the cold

May 3, 2018

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have discovered cellular mechanisms that help the 13-lined ground squirrel survive hibernation.

Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical Implants

April 30, 2018

Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective and longer-lasting.

Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eye

April 13, 2018

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health