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, kcl@nei.nih.gov.

Past Chats

Genetics and Vision

May 19, 2015

NEI hosted a Twitter chat about Genetics and Vision. Kerry Goetz and Dr. Santa Tumminia from NEI provided information about the latest on genetics and vision research during the chat.

Stargardt Disease

April 13, 2015

NEI hosted a Twitter chat on Stargardt disease, its symptoms, diagnosis and research. NEI’s Drs. Brian Brooks and Wadih Zein answered questions and provided information about the latest in Stargardt disease research during the chat. View the archived Twitter chat on Stargardt Disease.

Aging and Eye Health

September 30, 2014

NEI partnered with NEHEP to host a Twitter chat about Aging and Eye Health and how to protect vision as we age. NEI’s Dr. Emily Chew and NEHEP’s Neyal Ammary-Risch provided information about the latest in Aging and Vision research during the chat. View the archived Twitter chat on Aging and Eye Health.

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 Reviewed: 
May 2015