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National Eye Institute Remembers Stephen J. Ryan

May 20, 2013

Stephen J. Ryan, M.D., highly regarded for his leadership and tireless advocacy on behalf of the NEI, passed away April 29, 2013.
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NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease

May 5, 2013

Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements commonly recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans.
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NIH study shows two treatments for uveitis equally effective

August 17, 2011

Treating patients with severe cases of uveitis, the fifth leading cause of vision loss in the United States, either locally with eye implants or systemically with anti-inflammatory medications improved vision similarly over two years.
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NEI Releases Complete Data from Age-Related Eye Disease Study

November 10, 2008

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the release of more than 10 years of data collected during the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).
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More Effective Treatment Identified for Common Childhood Vision Disorder

October 13, 2008

Scientists have found a more effective treatment for a common childhood eye muscle coordination problem called convergence insufficiency (CI).

Review Supports Vitamin E Dosage in AREDS

December 14, 2004

NEI researchers have concluded that taking a recommended 400 international units (IU) of vitamin E each day, as part of the AREDS formulation, does not increase the risk of death of persons at risk for advanced AMD.
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Vision Not Improved By Surgery for Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

November 1, 2004

Vision does not improve substantially for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who undergo surgery to remove lesions of new blood vessels, scar tissue, or possible bleeding beneath the retina.
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Eye Drops Delay Onset of Glaucoma in People at Higher Risk

June 13, 2002

Researchers have discovered that eye drops used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye can be effective in delaying the onset of glaucoma.
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

October 12, 2001

High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss.

Recruitment Begins for Study on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

July 7, 1999

Patient recruitment has begun on a clinical trial to find out if laser treatment decreases vision loss for people who may be at risk for severe age-related macular degeneration (AMD).