NIH News Release
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Eye Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 5, 2000

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The National Eye Institute: 30 Years of Research Achievement

When Congress established the National Eye Institute (NEI) in 1968, it made a long-term commitment to protect the vision of the American people. Today, thanks to continued Congressional and public support, this investment has yielded substantial dividends for the nation. There are many medical advances that have resulted from NEI-supported research and made a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.

As a result of NEI-sponsored laboratory and clinical research trials, researchers have discovered that:

Also, NEI-sponsored scientists have identified:

Technological development supported by the NEI has contributed to major advances in diagnosing and treating eye disease. This includes:

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