As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s 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.”
National Eye Institute was established when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Public Law 90-489 on August 16, 1968. The new NIH institute was the first government organization solely dedicated to research on human visual diseases and disorders.
NEI officially began operations on December 26, 1968.
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