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NIH researchers discover neural code that predicts behavior

November 26, 2018

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found that neurons in the superior colliculus, an ancient midbrain structure found in all vertebrates, are key players in allowing us to detect visual objects and events.

NIH scientists combine technologies to view the retina in unprecedented detail

November 14, 2018

By combining two imaging modalities—adaptive optics and angiography—investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI) can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels deep in the eye’s light-sensing retina.

NIH-funded study proposes blurry vision in babies may guide brain development

November 5, 2018

Shortly after birth when the world is a blur, babies may be learning to identify patterns.According to a new study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), the initial phase of blurry vision may be fundamental to the development of normal visual...

NEI Investigator Hikosaka Awarded Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

November 1, 2018

Dr. Okihide Hikosaka, senior investigator at the National Eye Institute (NEI) Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, is a recipient of the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience.

New study offers hope for patients suffering from a rare form of blindness

October 31, 2018

A new form of therapy may halt or even reverse a form of progressive vision loss, spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7). This new therapy has the potential to treat neurogenetic diseases effectively and with far fewer side effects than other medications.

IUPUI biologists use ‘mini retinas’ to better understand connection between eye and brain

October 25, 2018

Researchers at Indiana University develop 3D mini retinas, which they will use to study retinal ganglion cells. Retinal ganglion cells are nerves that transmit information from the eye to the brain.

Five research teams will develop new models for eye disease research

October 12, 2018

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.

Promising treatment for disease that destroys eye tissue

October 9, 2018

Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center have shown that the MDM2 inhibitor class of drugs can treat uveitis in mice.

Therapy applied directly inside the eye best for treating uveitic macular edema

September 27, 2018

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.

Study suggests maintaining good vision may stave off cognitive decline

September 24, 2018

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.