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NIH vision researcher T. Michael Redmond recognized with Champalimaud Vision Award

September 4, 2018

Vision researcher, T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D., chief of the National Eye Institute (NEI) Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, is a recipient of the 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award for foundational science discoveries about the molecular

Handheld Probe Images Photoreceptors in Children

August 24, 2018

Portable probe developed by Duke biomedical engineers makes it possible to capture images of photoreceptors in the eyes of young children.

Researchers find potential new gene therapy for blinding disease

August 20, 2018

Scientists funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) report a novel gene therapy that halts vision loss in a canine model of a blinding condition called autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP).

NIH-funded researchers reverse congenital blindness in mice

August 15, 2018

Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors.

Study suggests glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease

August 10, 2018

Research from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear points to an autoimmune response as the driver of optic nerve damage in a mouse model of glaucoma.

Eye conditions provide new lens for screening for Alzheimer’s

August 8, 2018

Researchers from the University of Washington find link between certain eye conditions and the risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Immune Response Likely Culprit in Eyelid Gland Condition That Causes Dry Eye

July 25, 2018

Mouse, human data suggest inflammation tips immune response, which disrupts oil glands.

Gene regulator may contribute to protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

July 19, 2018

Scientists have evidence that variants of the same gene that enables us to make connective tissue by crosslinking proteins is associated with unusual glaucoma.

Knights Templar Eye Foundation awards research grant to NEI scientist

June 21, 2018

National Eye Institute (NEI) Postdoctoral Fellow Aman George, Ph.D., has received a $65,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to identify new drug treatments for vision impairment in children with a type of albinism.

NEI funded researchers identify 133 genetic variants that predict glaucoma risk

May 31, 2018

Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have identified 133 genetic variants that predict with 75-percent accuracy a person’s risk for developing glaucoma related to elevated pressure within the eye.