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NIH spotlights research for rare eye diseases during Rare Disease Day

February 28, 2012, 9:51 am by National Institutes of Health

On the fifth annual Rare Disease Day, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, joins patients and organizations around the world to raise awareness of rare diseases, celebrate advances in treatment, and pledge continued support of rare disease research.

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