Retina research found a prominent position in the final planning document for BRAIN 2025, a U.S. government-wide focus on understanding the brain. Read more.

Senate subcommittee approves FY2015 spending bill that increases the NIH budget to $30.5 billion, which essentially restores the NIH budget to the pre-sequester FY2012 level. Read more. 

New study in TVST shows the brain, not the eye, controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma. Learn more. 

NEI hosted a webinar on June 5 that discussed award specifics and special program requirements related to the first Audacious Goal RFA.

AEVR’s World Glaucoma Week briefing put the spotlight on NEI-funded researchers studying the genetic basis of glaucoma and featured Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO and Louis Pasquale, MD, FARVO. Read more.



The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research


Abstract submission for the ARVO 2015 Annual Meeting will open

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Details will be posted at



Member stories


The first female deputy director at the National Eye Institute (NEI),
Deborah Carper, PhD, FARVO, reflects on her 40 years at NIH, after retiring in May.