NEI

NEI information on Age-related eye diseases

Jan 29, 2018
Regenerative Medicine Now

DidYouKnow that as you age, you are at higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, DiabeticEyeDisease, and glaucoma? Visit aging eye to learn about your risk factors and what you can do to protect your sight.

https://nei.nih.gov/intramural/lrcmb

The Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology (LRCMB) plans, conducts, and directs basic research in normal and abnormal functioning of the retina, other ocular tissues, and in retinal diseases, particularly those of a genetic nature. Visual process mechanisms are emphasized as well as the function of neural, glial, and pigment epithelial cells.

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.”

This is the second of two programs bringing you information about research and advocacy organizations of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired. Today you'll hear about Prevent Blindness, Research to Prevent Blindness, Glaucoma Research Foundation, Cornea Research Foundation and the National Eye Institute.
 

 

eyestudioks.com

The National Eye Institute of the National Institute of Health is offering these tips to living a lifestyle for health vision. 

Have a regular comprehensive dilated eye exam.

National Eye Institute - NIH

Did you know that nearly 2 million Americans suffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration? There are currently more than 40 million people age 65 and older in the United States, and that number is expected to double by 2050. As people age, their risk increases for eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, glaucoma, and low vision.

Learn more about age-related macular degeneration.

What are you doing to protect your vision?

May 5, 2017
Thunderclap

May is Healthy Vision Month and WXXI Reachout Radio wants to remind you that keeping your vision healthy allows you to see and enjoy all that the world and your life has to offer.

Did you know that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, cataracts or glaucoma? 

Learn more about diabetic eye disease.