National Eye Institute

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Glaucoma can make it seem like you’re looking through a tunnel.
May 02, 2024

Glaucoma: What you need to know

Glaucoma is the name for a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve in the eye. Glaucoma usually...

Eye Care, Eye Disease, Glaucoma
If you have any of these symptoms, be sure to check with your eye care professional.
April 30, 2024

Not seeing clearly? Cataracts might be the problem

Like a camera, your eyes rely on a lens—the clear part of the eye that helps focus light on the...

Cataract, Eye Care, Eye Disease

Because their eyes have similar structures to ours, geckos (like this Antilles gecko) are useful models for studying vision in humans.
October 25, 2023

Big lessons from small creatures

For centuries, scientists have used small animal models to study everything from how genes work to how diseases develop. And...

NIH Research, Rare Diseases, Eye Disease
NEI Director Dr. Michael Chiang and Dr. M. Teresa Magone, chief of the NEI Consult Clinic.
September 23, 2022

Meet the Director: Dr. Michael Chiang, National Eye Institute

National Eye Institute (NEI) Director Michael F. Chiang, M.D., started his position during a strange time: In November 2020, protests...

Meet the Director

 A Mediterranean-style diet, which includes nuts, vegetables, and fish, may help slow brain function decline.
September 16, 2020

Diets rich in fish and vegetables may boost your brain power

Kale and salmon, anyone? The foods you choose for meals and snacks may help you build a stronger body and...

Dr. Todd Telle’s dry eye condition started when he moved from the East Coast to the West Coast.
April 05, 2019

A doctor’s perspective: Living with dry eye

Dry eye can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Untreated, it can turn into a chronic condition. For Dr. Todd Telle, the...

Dry Eye

Penny A. Asbell, M.D., suggests going to an eye doctor if self-treatment for dry eye doesn't work.
April 04, 2019

What the latest science says about omega-3 for dry eye

Penny A. Asbell, M.D., led a study to see if omega-3 fatty acid supplements really help dry eye. The...

Dry Eye
March 06, 2019

Dry eye: An overview

What is dry eye? Dry eye disease, or dry eye, occurs when the quantity or quality of tears fails to...

Eye Care, Dry Eye

April 24, 2017

Breaking new ground: NIH research highlights

With NIH support, scientists across the U.S. and the world conduct research to improve the health of our nation....

NIH Highlights