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January 23, 2017


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A message to ARVO members from NEI
The National Eye Institute will celebrate its 50th anniversary during 2018!

This is an exciting milestone for us as we look back at the progress made in diagnosing and treating eye diseases and vision impairment since NEI was established in 1968.

Our mission continues to be to protect and prolong vision. During our anniversary year we will be collaborating with organizations, including ARVO, to inform the research community and the broader public of accomplishments in vision research and eye health over the decades.

You are an important part of the story, and we want you to be a part of our celebration.  We are interested in hearing stories from your perspective about vision research, education and training, and diagnosis and treatment over the last 50 years.

For example, we know that diabetic retinopathy patients once filled waiting rooms with their seeing-eye dogs and treatments included removing pituitary glands. Today, cutting-edge treatments include anti-VEGF injections and laser surgery.

Do you have a story like this to tell? Do you have a picture showing vision research, diagnosis or treatment in earlier times? Send an email to our historian, Mary Beth Corrigan, at corriganme@nei.nih.gov. She is also available to answer any questions you may have about what to send or how to send it.

Thank you for sharing your stories and pictures. We look forward to celebrating together!

 

 

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