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Summer Internships at NEI

Attention Students! Spend the summer working with some of the world's leading scientists in an environment devoted to biomedical research. Applications are being accepted now through March 1, 2019.

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NEI and Grantee News

Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial

September 10, 2019

Methotrexate and the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil performed similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial that compared the two drugs for treating noninfectious uveitis, an eye disease that accounts for up to 15% of blindness in the U. S.

Children’s brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception

June 4, 2019

Children can keep full visual perception – the ability to process and understand visual information – after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Watchful waiting reasonable for patients with diabetic macular edema and good vision

April 29, 2019

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins promptly if vision worsens, according to clinical trial.

Funding for Vision Research

NEI funds more than 1,500 research and training grants to vision scientists across the country and around the world.

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Director’s Initiatives

These NEI initiatives support challenging, high-impact vision research. Current priorities include:

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