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About Dr. Adams

Diabetic retinopathy.  Macular edema.  Age-related macular degeneration, dry & wet.  Choroidal neovascularization.  Retinal vein occlusion.  Uveitis.  Glaucoma.  Drug safety / ocular effects of systemic or topical pharmaceutical agents (e.g., drugs for non-ophthalmic conditions, such as hepatitis, seizure, cancer, etc.)

Neal A. Adams, M.D. is a consulting retinal physician and surgeon in the greater Washington DC area. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Prior to his chairmanship, he was Chief of the Division of Visual Physiology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Dr. Adams earned his Bachelors in Chemistry from Yale University and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Wilmer Eye Institute Residency Program. Following completion of a Retina Fellowship at Wilmer, he was selected to join the Faculty at Johns Hopkins and honored with Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute's highest award to a junior faculty member:   the Maumenee Scholar. He was then selected as Chief of the Division of Visual Physiology. Dr. Adams is Board-Certified in ophthalmology.


Aditionally, Dr. Adams has completed training in electrophysiology of vision at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Adams has directed 4 internationally-attended conferences and training workshops on electrophysiology of vision, for both human research and animal-model research.


Dr. Adams has received many honors as a highly skilled surgeon and clinician. He also devotes time to research endeavors focused on retinal disorders. Dr. Adams has coined a new category of retinal degenerations, called the "retinal ciliopathies."


He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the ophthalmic journal, Eye Reports, which is a peer-reviewed scientific medical journal. Dr. Adams is author of numerous scientific publications, as well as author of the evidence-based medicine book, Nutrition for the Eye.


Current Medical Journal Editor-in-Chief.  Former University Department Chair.  Coined Diagnostic Disease Category.

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