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About NEI

Learn about the National Eye Institute, its mission, history and accomplishments.

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Budget and Congress

The NEI budget is approximately $796.5 million (FY 2019). The NEI budget requests are submitted to Congress with other NIH institutes as part of the President’s budget request in February.

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Eye Health Statistics

Get summary information about the economic burden of eye diseases and disorders, blindness, and low vision as well as prevalence of major eye diseases. 

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Eye Conditions and Diseases

Explore NEI's A-Z list of eye diseases and disorders.

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NEI Media Library

Access free-disease and topic-specific photos and images for use in print, online, and television news stories. Watch and learn about eye health and a variety of other vision topics through our videos. 

Last updated: July 26, 2019