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Get the facts about clinical trials and studies

Clinical studies — research studies that involve people — can help researchers learn more about eye problems. One type of study, called a clinical trial, helps researchers try out new ways to find and treat eye diseases.

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Vision research involves many different fields — including biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, and more.

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Discover jobs, internships, and fellowships at NEI

Be a part of our research! NEI has career opportunities for vision researchers and internships, fellowships, and other training programs for students and professionals at our labs in Bethesda, MD.

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Want to learn more about NEI’s research? Interested in getting involved? Get in touch with NEI’s Division of Intramural Research.

Research News

Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration Identified

January 22, 2020

Researchers at the University of Virginia have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease.

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists shed light on surprising visual development patterns

January 20, 2020

In a new study from Virginia Tech, neuroscientists reveal a surprising clue about how the intricate visual processing system forms during early brain development.

Reward improves visual perceptual learning — but only after people sleep

January 17, 2020

A new study from Brown researchers finds that rewards improve performance on a visual perceptual task only if participants sleep after training.
Last updated: July 19, 2019