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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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Illustration of a woman wearing sunglasses and a hat.

Protecting your eyes from the sun’s UV light

julio 5, 2022

Did you know the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can also damage the eyes? Here are some common questions and answers about UV light and how to protect your eyes from the sun.
Nicholas Delamere in the laboratory

Maintaining Transparency: Study to Focus on Causes of Cataracts

febrero 2, 2022

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are leading a study to identify the biological mechanisms that cause cataracts in the hopes that new, nonsurgical treatments may be developed.
Man with patch over his eye.

Cataract surgery does not cause disease progression in people with AMD

diciembre 15, 2021

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can undergo cataract surgery without fear of worsening their disease.
Man getting eye exam

Study: Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk

diciembre 8, 2021

Cataracts affect most older adults at risk for dementia, and now researchers are finding strong evidence that cataract surgery is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.
Image shows eye globe, optic nerve, lens, cornea, pupil, meshwork, angle, and where fluid forms and exits the front of the eye.

Cataract surgery in infancy increases glaucoma risk

diciembre 17, 2020

Children who undergo cataract surgery as infants have a 22% risk of glaucoma 10 years later, whether or not they receive an intraocular lens implant. The findings come from the National Eye Institute (NEI)-funded Infant Aphakic Treatment Study.
Dr. Scott examining a dog's eyes

Texas A&M Researchers Develop Treatment For Canine Ocular Condition Using Turmeric

septiembre 3, 2020

A College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and College of Pharmacy team believes the medication may also translate to the treatment of cataracts and uveitis in humans.
Kantorow and Brennan

Florida Atlantic Scientists land NEI grant for tissue engineering approach

abril 3, 2020

The Kantorow Laboratory and research program have been continually funded by the NIH’s National Eye Institute for almost two decades.
Grantee News

Insight to the Eye Lens

mayo 17, 2018

U. Delaware's Salil Lachke identifies new mechanism essential for eye lens development.
Brunescent nuclear cataract

NEI charts a clearer future for cataract prevention and treatment

junio 29, 2017

Research funded by the National Eye Institute aims to reverse progression of cataracts—the most common cause of blindness worldwide—or to prevent them from forming altogether.

NIH-Funded Scientists Home in on Molecular Causes of Secondary Cataract

marzo 24, 2017

Four to 12 percent of people undergoing cataract surgery to replace a cloudy lens with a clear artificial one develop posterior capsule opacification (PCO).