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Clinical Trial Uses Gene Therapy to Target Mutations in Mitochondrial Genes

April 2, 2014

A multidisciplinary research team of scientists, clinicians and biostatisticians led by John Guy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and director of the ocular gene therapy laboratory at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami

Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

March 6, 2014

For adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of care.

Motion-Sensing Cells in the Eye Let the Brain ‘Know’ About Directional Changes

March 3, 2014

In a detailed study of the neurons linking the eyes and brains of mice, biologists at UC San Diego discovered that the ability of our brains and those of other mammals to figure out and process in our brains directional movements is a result of the

In the eye of a chicken, a new state of matter comes into view

February 24, 2014

The unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken's eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter known as “disordered hyperuniformity,” according to researchers from Princeton University and Washington University

NEI Pays Tribute to Founding Father Jules Stein

February 24, 2014

The National Eye Institute paid tribute to the late Dr. Jules Stein on Jan. 7, 2014.

A short stay in darkness may heal hearing woes

February 5, 2014

Call it the Ray Charles Effect: a young child who is blind develops a keen ability to hear things that others cannot. Researchers have long known this can happen in the brains of the very young, which are malleable enough to re-wire some circuits

In the brain, the number of neurons in a network may not matter

February 3, 2014

A new study indicates that it may be possible to accurately characterize complete neural networks by recording the activity of properly selected samples of 50 neurons or less - an alternative that is much easier to realize.

NEI's Brooks elected to elite physician-scientist organization

February 3, 2014

Dr. Brian Brooks of NEI has been elected into one of the nation’s most respected medical honor societies, the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

Within sight: Light-activated drugs for restoring vision

February 3, 2014

Researchers have made progress toward an approach that would use light-sensitive drugs to stimulate cells in the retina and restore vision to people who are blind or visually impaired.

An Experimental Contact Lens to Prevent Glaucoma-Induced Blindness

February 3, 2014

Like a miniature donut stuffed inside a tiny pita pocket, a common glaucoma medicine is sandwiched inside this specially designed contact lens.