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In a recent BrightFocus Chat interview, Dr. Chew offered tips for navigating the world of diet, nutrition, and vitamin supplements. This article contains highlights from that conversation.
August 12, 2021
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Sixteen years ago, Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH, was applying to graduate programs when she started losing her vision. “My vision loss occurred pretty quickly,” she told listeners to a recent BrightFocus Chat, Living Well with Vision Loss. “I had a pretty rapid decline in vision, and it really changed a lot of – well, everything, truly – about my life.” At the time, she had dreams of a cancer- and nutrition-related research career. 
July 15, 2021


This resource discusses medical conditions that can affect driving, safe driving tips and strategies, a self test for drivers, evaluation and discussion of unsafe driving practices, and maintaining independence once a decision is made to stop driving.
September 1, 2020
This brochure discusses the two categories of age-related macular degeneration, diagnosis, risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment.
September 23, 2019



AMD: Your Questions Answered (July 2021)

The event featured Joshua Dunaief, M.D., Ph.D., who provided an overview of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) including prevention and treatment. There was specific discussion about overall vision health, new therapies, and which populations are more susceptible to AMD. View the transcript Print the transcript

August 18, 2021

AMD: The Latest Results from the AREDS2 Study (June 2021)

The event featured Emily Chew, MD, Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications at the National Eye Institute. Dr. Chew shared the latest news on the role of nutritional supplements in age-related macular degeneration. Participants asked questions about how to know if they are purchasing the correct supplements and if AREDS2 can reverse vision damage. View the transcript Print the transcript

July 12, 2021

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