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NIH Public Bulletin – March 2012

Watch and Learn About Protecting Your Vision

Format: Vodcasts
Institute: National Eye Institute (NEI)

It's important to protect your vision by keeping your eyes healthy, and a new series of vodcasts can help.

The series, developed by NEI, includes vodcasts on comprehensive dilated eye exams, age-related macular degeneration, cataract, dry eye, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and common vision problems. The vodcasts feature NEI ophthalmologist Rachel Bishop, who stresses the importance of dilated eye exams in detecting eye disease early and provides information on symptoms and treatments. In the vodcast on common vision problems, Dr. Bishop gives a brief overview of refractive error and talks about nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia and how these problems can be detected and corrected.

Next Steps

You can view the vodcasts at www.nei.nih.gov/videos. NEI invites you to share them with your friends, family, and colleagues via e-mail, your Web site, or social media outlets.

This page last reviewed on August 22, 2012

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