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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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Richard Lee, NEI's Clinical Director, 2023

National Eye Institute selects Dr. Richard Lee as clinical director

diciembre 4, 2023

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has chosen Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D., as the institute’s clinical director, overseeing clinical research and serving as clinical policy advisor for NEI.

Standardizing eye imaging data

noviembre 29, 2023

The NEI and partners have published an editorial on the value of being able to store and share eye imaging data in standard formats.

Signs of glaucoma may be detectable years in advance of disease onset

noviembre 28, 2023

Research funded by the National Eye Institute suggests that low density of pigment in the macula, the region of the retina required for sharp central vision, is associated with thinning of the retina and may serve as an early warning sign of glaucoma.

Stiffening of retinal blood vessels threatens vision in diabetes

noviembre 22, 2023

Using atomic force microscopy, researchers at Doheny Eye Institute, an affiliate of University of California Los Angeles, discovered retinal capillary stiffening in diabetic mice that is causally linked to the development of retinopathy

Metabolomics: a new approach to understanding glaucoma

noviembre 21, 2023

NEI Director Michael F. Chiang featured recent research by NEI grantee Louis Pasquale, Mount Sinai, in an NIH Director’s Blog post.
Emily Chew

Emily Chew named NIH distinguished investigator

noviembre 21, 2023

A longstanding member of the NEI/NIH community, Emily, Chew, M.D., has been promoted to the title of NIH Distinguished Investigator for her tireless and prolific work as a care provider and clinical trialist.
Williams, Miller, Roorda, and Liang

NEI grantees win Rank Prize for imaging technology

noviembre 14, 2023

David Williams, Donald Miller, and Austin Roorda, received recognition for the development of instruments that use adaptive optics technologies to capture high-resolution images of the retina.
Baranov and colleague talk in the laboratory.

Mass Eye and Ear researchers develop potential glaucoma treatment strategy to guide stem cells to the retina

noviembre 14, 2023

A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear has identified a promising new strategy for glaucoma cell replacement therapy.

Berkeley scientists discover retinal cells that help stabilize our world view

noviembre 13, 2023

The discovery will enable researchers to better understand eye movement disorders that cause significant visual impairment.

All of Us workshop summary posted

noviembre 8, 2023

All of Us is assembling a large-cohort dataset of at least 1 million participants who reflect the diversity of the U.S. population.