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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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NIH study confirms benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration

junio 2, 2022

The AREDS2 formula not only reduces risk of lung cancer due to beta-carotene, but is also more effective at reducing risk of AMD progression, compared to the original formula.
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.
Anti-VEGF treatment has greatly improved the prognosis for patients with AMD.

National Eye Institute launches data portal for macular degeneration research

marzo 17, 2021

The National Eye Institute (NEI) Data Commons now enables researchers to access data from patients with macular degeneration who participated in the Age-related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Pace of eye disease over two years predicts long-term outcome

mayo 18, 2020

Progression along an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) severity scale over two years predicts the likelihood of developing late-stage disease five years later.
Vegetables and fish on kitchen counter

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

abril 14, 2020

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function.
Greens, beans and dairy products arranged on a table

NIH Study Finds No Evidence That Calcium Increases Risk of AMD

marzo 21, 2019

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI).
NIH study raises doubt about any benefits omega-3 and dietary supplements like these may have for cognitive decline. (Photo courtesy of NEI)

NIH Study Shows no Benefit of Omega-3 or Other Nutritional Supplements for Cognitive Decline

agosto 25, 2015

While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons.
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NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease

mayo 5, 2013

Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements commonly recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans.
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NIH adds first images to major research database

noviembre 22, 2010

More than 72,000 clinical photographs illustrate age-related eye disease progression
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

NEI Releases Complete Data from Age-Related Eye Disease Study

noviembre 10, 2008

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the release of more than 10 years of data collected during the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).