National Eye Institute Posts New Online Resources for Media

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The National Eye Institute (NEI) enhances its Website with a series of resources for reporters to complement their vision research and eye health related stories.

NEI Experts Meet the Experts

Meet NEI’s leading vision and eye health researchers and clinicians. Get the latest news in basic and clinical vision research as well as eye health-related topics.

B-roll Video Footage of Eye Exams

View four patients of different gender and ethnicity having a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Also, see one patient being tested for color blindness. For beta copies contact: (301) 496-5248, or

NEI Photo Gallery View Gallery

Download high-resolution color images of adult patients going through eye exams using the latest diagnostic equipment. Review new images of children going through routine eye exams. Enhance your stories with simulations of what a person sees when they have glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, or cataracts.

Vodcast of Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam

Inform your audience about the benefits of getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Hear NEI’s Dr. Bishop explain the difference between vision screening and a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

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The National Eye Institute (NEI), a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the federal government’s lead agency for vision research that leads to sight-saving treatments and plays a key role in reducing visual impairment and blindness. For more information, visit the NEI Web site at

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