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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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Chirag Jhaveri, MD, examines the eyes of a patient.

A type of ‘step therapy’ is an effective strategy for diabetic eye disease

julio 14, 2022

Clinical trial results from the DRCR Retina Network suggest that a specific step strategy gives results similar to starting off with the higher-priced drug.
Schematic shows blood vessel leakage on side of retina

Vision improvement is long-lasting with treatment for blinding blood vessel condition

abril 21, 2022

NIH-funded study finds many patients with retinal vein occlusion have vision benefits, but require long-term monitoring and treatment

Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications

marzo 30, 2021

Early treatment with anti-VEGF injections slowed diabetic retinopathy in a clinical study from the DRCR Retina Network (DRCR.net). However, two years into the four-year study its effect on vision was similar to standard treatment.

Surgical and drug treatment options lead to similar outcomes for diabetic eye disease

diciembre 15, 2020

Surgical and injectable drug approaches are equally effective for treatment of bleeding inside the eye from proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), according to a National Eye Institute (NEI)-supported clinical study from the DRCR Retina Network .
Blood vessels in the retina

Helper protein worsens diabetic eye disease

noviembre 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.
Grantee News

Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss

abril 10, 2019

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.
Physician examines patient's eye

Therapy applied directly inside the eye best for treating uveitic macular edema

septiembre 27, 2018

Delivery of corticosteroids directly into the eye is more effective than injections adjacent to the eye, according to results from a comparative clinical trial of macular edema in patients with noninfectious uveitis.
National Eye Institute

Avastin as effective as Eylea for treating central retinal vein occlusion

mayo 9, 2017

Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI)...
Patient undergoes and eye exam. Courtesy National Eye Institute.

Eylea Outperforms Avastin for Diabetic Macular Edema with Moderate or Worse Vision Loss

febrero 25, 2016

A two-year clinical trial that compared three drugs for diabetic macular edema (DME) found that gains in vision were greater for participants receiving the drug Eylea (aflibercept) than for those receiving Avastin (bevacizumab).
NEI image using a slit lamp

New Treatment Options, Better Hope of Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes

noviembre 19, 2015

This National Diabetes Month, there is some good news for people with eye complications from diabetes.