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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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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.
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NIH researchers identify potential AMD drugs with stem-cell based research tool

diciembre 15, 2021

Using a stem-cell-derived model, researchers have identified two drug candidates that may slow dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness for which no treatment exists.
View of grocery store aisle from AMD perspective

Link found between lupus, macular degeneration

diciembre 9, 2021

School of Medicine researchers have made a discovery linking lupus, a potentially debilitating autoimmune disorder, and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
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NIH study traces molecular link from gene to late-onset retinal degeneration

diciembre 9, 2021

Scientists have discovered that gene therapy and the diabetes drug metformin may be potential treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration (L-ORD), a rare, blinding eye disease.

Reimagining immunity in the eye

diciembre 8, 2021

In a new study, the researchers show that immune cells respond to the lens, not just following an acute injury in the eye, but also to long-lasting inflammation.
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.
Spencer Smith with microscope in laboratory

A New Microscope for Imaging Neural Circuitry

diciembre 2, 2021

Researchers from UCSB report the development of a new microscope they describe as “Dual Independent Enhanced Scan Engines for Large field-of-view Two-Photon imaging (Diesel2p),” which provides unprecedented brain-imaging ability.
Mouse retina

NIH scientists discover new B cell that tempers autoimmunity

diciembre 2, 2021

Findings in mice point to potential therapies for blinding eye disease uveitis and multiple sclerosis
Optical illusion showing a vase or two faces

Which side is which?: How the brain perceives borders

noviembre 30, 2021

Salk scientists have discovered that neurons deep in the brain’s cortex are the first to compute which side of a visual border is an object and which side is background.
Komiyama and Hattori in computer lab

Neurobiologists Reveal How Value Decisions are Coded into Our Brains

noviembre 23, 2021

Researchers UC San Diego discover that persistency allows value signals to be most effectively represented, or “coded,” across different areas of the brain.