Home > International Vision Research

International Vision Research


International Science Stories

Funding Opportunity Announcement

U.S.-India Collaborative Vision Research Program (R01)

Eye diseases and visual disorders including diabetic retinopathy as well as other genetic diseases are prevalent in the U.S. and India, and have been the focus of research for over 40 years.  Researchers have recently shown that studies using the genetic populations in India provide a unique resource that offers many advantages for studying genetic ophthalmic diseases.  India has a relatively large number of people with intracommunity and consanguineous marriages whose vision impairment can be traced to genetic or environmental causes, whereas, the U.S. excels in genomics, informatics, the execution of large-scale research, and observational studies. Read more


SAVE THE DATE–Expanding the Scope of Research in Global Health: A Symposium Honoring the Leadership of Dr. Francis Collins. Hosted by the Global Health Research Working Group and the Fogarty International Center at NIH. October 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m., Lister Hill Center Auditorium, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland.

Global Health Symposium: The Role of Genomic Research in Global Health, February 6, 20142/6/14
Sponsored by the NIH Global Health Interest Group. Watch the videocast.

Global Health Vision Lecture Series
Sponsored by the National Eye Institute, NIH Global Health Interest Group, and the Fogarty International Center. See the list of lectures.


Useful Links



Gyan “John” Prakash, Ph.D.
Associate Director for International Programs
National Eye Institute
(301) 496-2234

Last Reviewed: 

October 2016