The National Eye Institute (NEI) has been a world leader in directing and funding eye and vision research since 1968, when Congress and President Lyndon Johnson established it as an independent entity within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to manage national efforts in vision science.1 The current annual NEI budget is $835 million. Now in 2021, the NEI is releasing a new Strategic Plan, which outlines our directions and priorities over the next 5 years and is the first comprehensive NEI Strategic Plan since 2012.2
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Chiang MF. The 2021 National Eye Institute Strategic Plan—Relating Vision to Health and Quality of Life. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online November 01, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.4774
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.