Explore these links to get important background and guidance for vision researchers.

Access resources for genetic research

Find information for vision researchers and links to databases of genetic information, policies related to genetic research, and consortiums currently conducting studies on the genetics of vision problems.

Request 11-cis-retinal for your research

This compound is essential to many types of vision research, and NEI can offer up to 20 milligrams each year to researchers — with priority for principal investigators on NEI-funded studies.

Explore NIH research with RePORT

NIH strives for the highest levels of transparency and public accountability. The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research.

Learn about stem cell research

Stem cell therapies have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of vision disorders and eye diseases — but researchers are still learning about how to use them safely. Get updates on stem cell research being conducted or supported by NIH, state initiatives, universities and other institutions, and the global scientific community.

Find tissue resources for eye research

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) provides vision researchers with high-quality human tissues and organs to advance biomedical research.

Last updated: July 2019