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Twitter Chats

Please join us for live online chats on a variety of eye health and vision research topics. A subject matter expert will be available to answer questions. Dates, times, and topics will be announced on this page and through the NEI Twitter, @NatEyeInstitute. For more information, please contact Kym Collins-Lee,

Future Chats

There are no Twitter chats scheduled at this time. Please follow @NatEyeInstitute for the latest news on our upcoming chats.

Past Chats

Women's Eye Health

May 12, 2014

NEI partnered with NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) to host a Twitter chat about women's eye health. Dr. Rachel Bishop with NEI and Dr. Janine Clayton with NIH ORWH provided information and answered women's eye health questions during the chat. View the archived Twitter chat on women's eye health.

Usher Syndrome

March 25, 2014

NEI partnered with National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to host a Twitter chat about Usher syndrome, a condition characterized by hearing loss or deafness and progressive vision loss. Drs. Wadih Zein and Benedetto Falsini with NEI and Dr. Carmen Brewer with NIDCD provided information about the latest Usher syndrome research during the chat. View the archived Twitter chat on Usher syndrome.

AMD Symposium - Live Tweeting Event

March 6, 2014

NEI hosted a symposium on the immunology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in March 2014. NEI, event attendees, and others who watched the symposium via live webcast used the hashtag #NEItalk to live tweet from the event. View the archived tweets from the AMD Symposium.

Healthy Eyes

November 20, 2013
Dr. Rachel Bishop provides tips on keeping eyes healthy, what to expect from a dilated eye exam, eye conditions, and more. View the archived Twitter chat on Healthy Eyes.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration and the AREDS and AREDS2 Results

Thursday, July 18, 2013
NEI has conducted two multi-year studies to determine whether certain nutritional supplements are useful for AMD. These Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) have led to new insights into how patients can slow macular degeneration from reaching its late stage. NEI Deputy Clinical Director Dr. Emily Chew and other experts discuss who can benefit from the AREDS supplements. View the archived Twitter chat on Age-Related Macular Degeneration and the AREDS and AREDS2 Results.

Last Updated: April 2014

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