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Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES

Director
National Eye Health Education Program, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, MD

About Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES

Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES, is the Director of the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP). She manages the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of national health education programs on diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision, vision and aging, and community and special population outreach. Ms. Ammary-Risch also serves as the Health Literacy Coordinator for the NEI and oversees social media for NEHEP.

Ms. Ammary-Risch is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a degree in Communication Studies and earned a Masters of Public Health degree in Behavioral and Community Health Science from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She is also a member of Delta Omega, the honorary society in public health and Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Ammary-Risch recently authored a book chapter titled “Communicating Health Information Effectively” in Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice. She has also published several papers in journals such as Health Promotion Practice, Journal of the National Medical Association, Social Marketing Quarterly, Family and Community Health and a children’s book on cancer.

Articles Written by Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES

Diabetic Eye Disease: Eye Care

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. Find out how to protect your vision.
Diabetes is a disease that can cause very serious health problems, but there are several guidelines that you can follow to protect your vision and delay the onset of diabetic eye disease.

Diabetic Eye Disease: Retinopathy

The National Eye Institute estimates that 11 million people will develop diabetic retinopathy by the year 2030.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Diabetic Eye Disease: Cataracts and Glaucoma

In people with diabetes, cataracts develop at an earlier age and glaucoma is twice as likely as in other adults.
To reduce your risk of developing cataracts or glaucoma, visit a eye disease specialist for a consultation.

Diabetic Eye Disease: Overview

If you have diabetes, you are at risk of developing diabetic eye disease, which can lead to vision loss or even blindness.
Most common forms of eye disease among people with diabetes include diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma.

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