During Low Vision Awareness Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is highlighting new technologies and tools in the works to help the 4.1 million Americans living with low vision or blindness.
A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. The findings, published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, point to potential therapies for glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the United States.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. The National Eye Institute, part of NIH, is highlighting key facts about this blinding disease, important tips for prevention and treatment, and research updates you may not know about.
News from NEI Grantees
- National Multisite Study Led by NYU Langone Seeks New & Innovative Ways to Treat Shingles of the Eye November 17, 2016
- Retinitis Pigmentosa May Be Treated by Reprogramming Sugar Metabolism November 14, 2016
- New Findings Show Promise for Treatment of Graves’ Disease and Other Ocular Disorders November 11, 2016
- Pain medicine helps preserve vision in model of inherited retinal degeneration June 27, 2016
- Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication An Effective Treatment For Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease April 13, 2016
- Scientists reveal new target for anti-lymphangiogenesis drugs April 12, 2016
- Largest Eye Study Among Chinese Americans Identifies More Effective Ways to Prevent and Treat Blinding Eye Diseases for This Racial Group April 8, 2016
- Neuronal Feedback Could Change What We “See” March 29, 2016
- Nerve injury appears to be root of diabetes-related vision loss March 23, 2016
- IUPUI researchers use stem cells to identify cellular processes related to glaucoma March 21, 2016
- Before retinal cells die, they regenerate, Penn Vet blindness study finds March 18, 2016