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NEI Research News

Thanks to the work of NEI scientists and grantees, we’re constantly learning new information about the causes and treatment of vision disorders. Get the latest updates about their work — along with other news about NEI.

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Older Corneas Suitable for Transplantation

April 1, 2008

The age pool of corneas for transplant should be expanded to include donors up to 75 years of age, based on findings from a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the National Institutes of Health.
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Survey Shows Americans Lack Critical Facts about Maintaining Eye Health

March 13, 2008

Most Americans do not know the risks and warning signs of diseases that could blind them if they don’t seek timely detection and treatment.
Two young boys smile at camera. A dark spot representing vision loss from AMD blocks the center of the image.

Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials (CATT): Lucentis - Avastin Trial

February 22, 2008

The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the start of a multicenter clinical trial to compare the relative safety and effectiveness of two drugs currently used to treat advanced age-related macular degeneration
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Statement on Clinical Trial of Gene Transfer Therapy for Childhood-Onset Blindness

November 1, 2007

The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting a phase I clinical trial to assess the safety of gene transfer in treating people with a form of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect Eyes Against Retinopathy, Study Finds

June 24, 2007

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against the development and progression of retinopathy, a deterioration of the retina, in mice. This is the major finding of a study that appears in the July 2007 issue of the journal Nature Medicine.
Two boys smile at camera. Dark spot in center of image represents vision loss from AMD.

Laser Treatment Does Not Prevent Vision Loss for People with Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration

November 1, 2006

An extensive NIH-supported study has found that low-intensity laser treatment, thought to be possibly beneficial in slowing or preventing the loss of vision from AMD.
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Nuevo estudio clínico a nivel nacional evaluarí el efecto de los antioxidantes y el aceite de pescado para prevenir el avance de la degeneracin macular relacionada con la edad

October 12, 2006

Aproximadamente 100 centros clínicos están buscando 4.000 personas entre las edades de 50 a 85 años
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New Nationwide Study Will Evaluate Effect of Antioxidants and Fish Oil on Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

October 12, 2006

Nearly 100 Clinical Centers Are Now Seeking 4,000 Study Participants Ages 50-85 Who Have AMD
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Estudio demuestra que la mayoría de los estadounidenses goza de buena visión, pero hay 14 millones con problemas de visión

May 9, 2006

Un estudio de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) determinó que el 94 por ciento de los estadounidenses de 12 años en adelante tienen buena visión.
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Study Finds Most Americans Have Good Vision, But 14 Million Are Visually Impaired

May 9, 2006

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has found that although 94 percent of Americans aged 12 and older have good vision, the remaining six percent, or 14 million, are visually impaired. Of these, more than 11 million have uncorrected visual..