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Resource Guide for Macular Degeneration

by Amy Scholten, MPH

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY :

Internet Address:
http://www.aao.org/


Description of services provided:
The American Academy is the professional association of eye M.D.s. Ophthalmologists are specialized doctors licensed to provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. The Academy offers a variety of public services including information and helplines for vision problems related to glaucoma, diabetes, senior eyecare, and other vision problems.

AMERICAN MACULAR DEGENERATION FOUNDATION:

Address:
P.O. Box 515
Northhampton, MA 01061-0515


Phone:
1-413-268-7660


Internet address:
http://www.macular.org/


Description of services provided:
AMDF provides information on macular degeneration, Stargardt's Disease, and related issues, such as health and nutrition tips, drugs, and depression. They also provide support and information on legal issues, vision aids, news, and a care and services directory.

LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL:

Address:
111 East 59th St.
New York, NY 10022-1202


Phone:
1-800-829-0500


Internet Address:
http://www.lighthouse.org/


Description of services provided:
Lighthouse International offers worldwide resources for vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. The resources include: courses, publications, a newsletter, guides to vision devices, and a wide variety of weblinks.

MACULAR DEGENERATION FOUNDATION:

Address:
P.O. Box 531313
Henderson, NV 89053


Phone:
1-888-633-3937


Internet address:
http://www.eyesight.org/


Description of services provided:
MDF provides information on many types of macular degeneration and includes pictures, an eye test, glossary of terms, reports, research, a chat room, news, a newsletter, books, and tapes.

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE:

Address:
2020 Vision Place
Bethesda, MD 20892-3655


Phone:
1-301-496-5248


Internet address:
http://www.nei.nih.gov/


Description of services provided:
NEI provides a wealth of information on eye diseases and disorders, vision care resources, news, materials, photos, images, videos, eye education programs, and information about clinical studies.



Last reviewed October 2004 by Marc Ellman, MD


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