What is the National Eye Institute (NEI) and how can it help me?

Jan 29, 2018

Credit https://nei.nih.gov/about

As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s (NEI) mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”

But did you know that the NEI can be a wonderful resource for answers to your questions about your eye health or information on clinical research and advances in treatment?  Just this week I experienced the onset of retinal floaters and flashes.  So I turned to NEI for information that I knew I could count on.  Now I want to share this with you,

For all of the NEI information on this topic, please visit the following webpage:

Facts About Floaters
https://www.nei.nih.gov/health/floaters/floaters
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
MedlinePlus, Eye floaters
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002085.htm(link is external)

Prevent Blindness, Floaters
http://www.preventblindness.org/floaters

I hope that you, like me, can gain some information and comfort from the answers you've found at NEI.