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Passed House without amendment (06/16/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Recognizes the 40th anniversary of the National Eye Institute.

Expresses support for the designation of the Decade of Vision to maintain a sustained awareness of the public health challenges associated with vision impairment and eye disease and to emphasize the need for federal support for prevention and early detection, access to treatment and rehabilitation, and research.

Commends the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research for its efforts to expand awareness of eye disease through its Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative.