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Strategy Confirmed to Help Doctors Determine When to Treat Retinopathy of Prematurity - Friday, April 16, 2010

Scientists have shown that through an eye exam, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), resulting in better vision for many children.

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Additional Genes Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Identified - Monday, March 22, 2010

A large genetic study of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has identified three new genes associated with this blinding eye disease-two involved in the cholesterol pathway. Results of this large-scale collaborative study, supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, were published online April 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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NEI Mourns Arnall Patz - Monday, March 22, 2010

Arnall Patz, M.D., renowned vision researcher and emeritus professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, died of heart disease on Thursday, March 11. He was 89.

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Statement from Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Eye Institute, National Instit - Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of vision loss and blindness. Vision organizations around the globe highlight this disease as a research and public health priority during World Glaucoma Week. The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, takes this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to supporting research that will identify risk factors for the condition and develop treatments to preserve the sense of sight.

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NEI 2009 Summer Intern an Intel Science Talent Search Finalist - Monday, February 1, 2010

Yifan Li, a senior at Blair Montgomery High School in Silver Spring, MD, is one of forty finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search this year. His eight-week project while a summer intern with Dr. Lijin Dong in NEI’s Genetic Engineering Facility caught the eye of judges from the Society for Science and the Public, who run the competition for high school seniors with sponsorship from Intel Corporation. Yifan will present his work during a weeklong conference in March in Washington, D.C., and will compete for up to $100,000 in awards.

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Focus on Glaucoma - Monday, February 1, 2010

The NEI is marking its 40th anniversary with a series of symposia that gather outstanding scientists who are contributing to the advancement of vision science at the bench and in the clinic. This symposium is entirely dedicated to glaucoma, a severe eye disease that affects 2.2 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans.

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