Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, we celebrate Hispanic/Latino culture and heritage. NEI is pleased to honor Hispanic/Latino researchers and eye care professionals who contribute to understanding, preventing, and treating eye diseases.
NEI Celebrates 50 Years of Advances in Vision Research
Since 1968, NEI-supported researchers have been pioneering new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat eye diseases and vision impairment. This year, we’re proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary, renewing our commitment to protect and prolong vision through cutting-edge research and education programs.
The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded grants to five multi-disciplinary teams to develop new disease models for a range of eye conditions.
Delivery of corticosteroids directly into the eye is more effective than injections adjacent to the eye, according to results from a comparative clinical trial of macular edema in patients with noninfectious uveitis.
During aging, loss of vision and cognition often coincide. In a new study, researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have found that vision loss precedes loss of mental capacity.
NEI: A leader in vision research
Every year, NEI supports vision research through more than 1,500 research grants and training awards to scientists at more than 250 institutions across the country and around the world. NEI also conducts laboratory research and clinical trials.