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Emily Y. Chew, M.D.

Emily Y. Chew, M.D.
Emily Y. Chew, M.D.

National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.


Current Projects

Dr. Chew currently chairs the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2), which tested supplements containing plant- and fish-derived nutrients for preventing advanced age-related macular degeneration. She also chairs the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Eye Study, which is looking at the effects of tight blood sugar, lipid, and blood pressure control on diabetic retinopathy.


Dr. Chew is the author of more than 200 research articles based on her studies of retinal disease, including articles published in Lancet, Nature Medicine, and Science. She also serves on the editorial board of several major journals, including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and Retina.

Research Highlights

Dr. Chew has analyzed, designed, or chaired several landmark clinical trials, including:

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government's research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.

National Eye Institute
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