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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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High-tech imaging reveals details about rare eye disorder

julio 28, 2022

Using a new imaging technique, researchers from the National Eye Institute have determined that retinal lesions from vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) vary by gene mutation.
NEI scientists Mitra Farnoodian Tedrick and Kapil Bharti with KTEF Commanders

Knights Templar Eye Foundation funds NEI scientist’s search for therapies to treat blinding eye disease

julio 5, 2022

NEI researcher Mitra Farnoodian Tedrick, Ph.D., received a $65,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) to identify drugs to treat a rare blinding condition called Stargardt disease.
NEI AGI audacious Goals Initiative for Regenerative Medicine

NEI's regenerative medicine initiative making progress toward its audacious goal

julio 5, 2022

A new report outlines progress toward the National Eye Institute's Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI), an effort to restore vision through research in regenerative medicine. The report, published in Nature Medicine.
Images of a patient eye with new TIMP3 maculopathy

NIH researchers discover new genetic eye disease

junio 8, 2022

Researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI) have identified a new disease that affects the macula, a small part of the light-sensing retina needed for sharp, central vision.

Noninvasive technique collects sufficient tear fluid to look for biomarkers of health and disease

mayo 27, 2022

Scientists from Augusta University have fine-tuned a non-invasive and efficient way to evaluate the tear film for clues about wellness and disease.
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Retinal cell map could advance precise therapies for blinding diseases

mayo 6, 2022

Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue in the retina that is vital to human visual perception. The scientists from the National Eye Institute (NEI) discovered five subpopulations of retinal pigment epithelium.
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How do our eyes stay focused on what we reach for? Researchers uncover how our gaze is “anchored” in the brain

abril 20, 2022

Findings offer new insights into how our movements are coordinated
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Ultrasound gave us our first baby pictures. Can it also help the blind see?

abril 13, 2022

The research team in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is exploring a non-surgical solution that could restore sight by using another of the five senses. Sound.

New UCI-led study lays foundation for establishing base editing as a one-time, durable treatment for inherited retinal degeneration

abril 5, 2022

A new study indicates base editing may provide long-lasting retinal protection and prevent vision deterioration in patients with inherited retinal degeneration, specifically in Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) patients.
Photoreceptor degeneration tied to lipofuscin accumulation.

Advancing a treatment for a common eye disease that lacks one

abril 1, 2022

The road from discovering a potential drug to getting the therapy into the hands of patients is a long and uncertain one. An NIH program called Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network helps basic researchers prep for clinical trials and regulatory approval.