The NEI supports a broad range of basic and clinical research to:

  • Test new agents, technologies and other interventions for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of eye diseases and/or improve vision-related quality of life
  • Conduct population-based research to describe the prevalence of eye diseases across the life span and within and among divergent demographic groups
  • Conduct studies to identify risk factors (both biological and social) for the development, persistence, and progression of eye diseases
  • Conduct secondary data analyses utilizing existing database resources
  • Conduct system-level health services research to improve vision health and/or reduce health disparities
  • Develop new statistical methodology and tools appropriate for analyzing vision health data
  • Develop new approaches to conducting clinical research studies including those that capitalize on point-of-care and electronic medical records
  • Conduct research to develop nomenclature (e.g., common data elements) and quantitative methodologies to facilitate big data analytics

Program Directors

Sangeeta Bhargava, Ph.D.
bhargavas@nei.nih.gov
301-435-8175

Donald F. Everett, M.A.
dfe@nei.nih.gov
301-435-8181

Maryann Redford, D.D.S., M.P.H.
maryann.redford@nei.nih.gov
301-435-8173

Jimmy Le, Sc.D.
jimmy.le@nih.gov
301-435-8160

Last updated: August 2, 2021