NEI News

Anti-VEGF treatment has greatly improved the prognosis for patients with AMD.

In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good enough to drive or to read standard print, after five years of treatment with anti-VEGF drugs that are injected into the eye.

Posted on May 2, 2016
May is Healthy Vision Month which is not just about seeing an Eye Chart

David Watson has worn glasses to correct nearsightedness the majority of his life, and had his vision checked regularly to make sure his prescription was up to date. But when his wife convinced him to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam, he got a surprise.

Posted on May 2, 2016
Robert “Bob” Nussenblatt

Robert Nussenblatt, M.D., chief of the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Eye Institute (NEI), died on April 17 at age 67.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016