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NEI seeks public comment on future research goals

December 6, 2019

As the year 2020 approaches, the National Eye Institute (NEI) is developing new plans for vision research over the coming decade.

Helper protein worsens diabetic eye disease

November 27, 2019

In a recent study using mice, lab-grown human retinal cells and patient samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they found evidence of a new pathway that may contribute to degeneration of the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

November 14, 2019

Researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness.
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Last updated: July 30, 2019