NEI News

Young boy gets eye exam.

Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) released “Making Eye Health A Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow.” The report culminates two years of in-depth analysis and discussion undertaken as a  consensus study on Public Health Approaches to Reduc

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
Artist’s rendering of neural activity in the retina. Light that enters the eye activates rod and cone photoreceptors, which then activates retinal ganglion cells. A signal travels to the brain via the retinal ganglion cell axons. Photo credit: National Eye Institute

The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016
Retinal degeneration in mice

Combinations of Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs protect against the loss of cells required for vision in a mouse model of blinding retinal diseases. The study, published in Science Signaling, was funded by the National Eye Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016