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Insight to the Eye Lens

May 17, 2018

U. Delaware's Salil Lachke identifies new mechanism essential for eye lens development.

NIH researchers develop 'hibernation in a dish' to study how animals adapt to the cold

May 3, 2018

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have discovered cellular mechanisms that help the 13-lined ground squirrel survive hibernation.

Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical Implants

April 30, 2018

Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective and longer-lasting.

Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eye

April 13, 2018

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health

Immune cells in the retina can spontaneously regenerate

March 21, 2018

Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a new study in mice from scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI).

New imaging technique by IU researchers could improve the diagnosis, treatment of glaucoma

March 6, 2018

New ophthalmoscopy method obtains high-definition, high-contrast images of translucent cells where the disease originates.

NIH launches international study of AMD progression

February 23, 2018

A new clinical study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will follow 500 people over five years to learn more about the natural history of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Low vision research shifts into overdrive

February 20, 2018

Tim Goetz drives about 200,000 miles each year. Remarkably, Goetz is legally blind.

NIH solicits next-generation retina organoids in prize competition

February 13, 2018

A competition for radical ideas in the fight against blindness will move to its next phase by challenging participants to build functioning human retina prototypes.

NEI support paved early pathway for novel glaucoma therapies

February 6, 2018

The recent approval of two novel medications for glaucoma – the first new medications for the disorder in nearly 18 years – are fruit borne from decades of foundational scientific research supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI).