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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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Light Reduction Does Not Affect Blinding Eye Disease in Premature Infants

May 27, 1988

Researchers supported by the National Eye Institute have determined that light reduction has no effect on the development of a potentially blinding eye disorder in low birthweight infants
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Freeze Treatment Reduces Blindness in Premature Infants

March 29, 1988

Briefly freezing a portion of the eye’s surface can protect many premature infants against blindness from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that causes visual loss in 2,600 infants in the United States annually.
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Laser Treatment Effective for Diabetic Retinopathy

April 1, 1976

New evidence from a nationwide study shows that treatment for some powerful beams of light can substantially reduce the risk of blindness for some people with severe eye disease caused by diabetes.