Tag: NEI

Innovation, Research

Researchers discover new genetic eye disease

June 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI) have identified a new disease that affects the macula, a small part of the light-sensing retina needed for sharp, central vision. Scientists report their findings on the novel macular dystrophy, which is yet […]

Innovation, Research

Molecular link traced from gene to late-onset retinal degeneration

December 9, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Scientists have discovered that gene therapy and the diabetes drug metformin may be potential treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration (L-ORD), a rare, blinding eye disease. Researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health generated […]

Med Tech

Space lab technology may help researchers detect early signs of cataract

December 23, 2015

Via: ScienceDaily Health

As we age, proteins in the lenses of our eyes start misbehaving: They unfold and congregate in clusters that block, scatter and distort light as it passes through the lens. A cloudy area, or cataract, forms. In a new study, […]