A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy.
An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma. The study increases the total number of such genes to 15.
Our eyes are especially demanding when it comes to energy: Along with our brain, they require a substantial amount of power to keep them functioning and healthy.
News from NEI Grantees
- A day in the life of a synapse reveals new facets of the adult brain February 4, 2016
- Ambati Laboratory Discovers New Antibody Function January 28, 2016
- Edited stem cells offer hope of precision therapy for blindness January 27, 2016
- Drug ‘cocktail’ could restore vision in optic nerve injury January 14, 2016
- Researchers uncover “predictive neuron orchestra” behind looking and reaching movements January 12, 2016
- USC Eye Institute researchers discover a way to improve image sharpness for blind people with retinal implants December 17, 2015
- Researchers Grow Retinal Nerve Cells in the Lab November 30, 2015
- Eye Drops Could Clear Up Cataracts Using Newly Identified Chemical November 5, 2015
Budget and Congress
The NEI budget is approximately $675 million (FY2014). The NEI budget requests are submitted to Congress with other NIH institutes as part of the President’s budget request in February. See our Congressional Justifications.