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Editorial
November 1, 2021

The 2021 National Eye Institute Strategic Plan—Relating Vision to Health and Quality of Life

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online November 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.4774

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

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