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The findings suggest that people may be able to lower their risk of AMD by eating a healthy diet, exercising and by not smoking.

People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and consistently did not exercise or eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to an observational study of women funded

Posted on Sep 15, 2015
Dr. Rachel Bishop and Dr. Allen Eghrari, from the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute, shown here with the advanced imaging technologies being used for the PREVAIL III study in Monrovia, Liberia.

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that took the lives of more than 11,200 people in the region, the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has deployed a team of clinicians and technical experts to Monrovia, Liberia to investigate the effects of Ebola on the eye.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015
  • New NEI Audacious Goal Initiative Funding Opportunity

    Discovery-based Science to Identify Factors Influencing Neural Regeneration in the Visual System.

  • Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

    People with diabetes are at risk for eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataract, and glaucoma.

  • Register: Reconnecting Neurons in the Visual System

    2015 Society of Neuroscience meeting satellite event, October 16th. There’s still time to register for this NEI AGI Panel Discussion.

  • Funding Opportunity: U.S.- India Collaboration Vision Research Program

    New R01 grant designed to develop vision research collaborations between scientists and institutions in the U.S. and India.

  • New Funding Opportunities from the NIH Common Fund

    Calling researchers with interest in creating new methodologies and resources to study glycans.