NEI News

Anti-VEGF treatment has greatly improved the prognosis for patients with AMD.

In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good enough to drive or to read standard print, after five years of treatment with anti-VEGF drugs that are injected into the eye.

Posted on May 2, 2016
May is Healthy Vision Month which is not just about seeing an Eye Chart

David Watson has worn glasses to correct nearsightedness the majority of his life, and had his vision checked regularly to make sure his prescription was up to date. But when his wife convinced him to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam, he got a surprise.

Posted on May 2, 2016
  • NEI Audacious Goals Initiative

    The NEI AGI is catalyzing research that will enable vision to be restored through regeneration of the retina.

  • May is Healthy Vision Month!

    Encourage friends and family to make eye health a priority.

  • NEI Remembers Dr. Robert Nussenblatt

    Tireless scientist, research leader, mentor, clinician, and patient advocate.

  • “Ask a Scientist” Video Series

    NEI scientists answer questions about how eyes work, optical illusions, choosing a career in science, and more.

  • What’s New in Lens and Cataract Research?

    Houmam Araj, Ph.D., briefed the National Advisory Eye Council on the state of lens and cataract research funded by NEI.